JOLIET, Ill. — A 16-year-old boy is charged in the shooting of a 17-year-old near a Joliet-area elementary school.
The 16-year-old faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in the May 15 shooting near Meadowview Elementary School, located in the 2500 block of Mirage Avenue.
According to police, officers arrived in the area and discovered a 17-year-old juvenile with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. First responders took the boy to Ascension St Joseph Medical Center for medical treatment.
Further investigation revealed the 16- year-old was responsible for the shooting. On Monday, law enforcement took the boy into their custody at Plainfield Central High School.
A search warrant executed at the boy’s found uncovered a 9mm handgun used in the shooting.
Prosecutors will charge the juvenile as an adult. A judge has ordered a $1 million bail.