Authorities: 15-year-old boy critical following West Woodlawn drive-by shooting

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition following a drive-by shooting Monday evening in West Woodlawn.

Just after 5:50 p.m., authorities responded to 66th and Langley on the report of a shooting. Chicago fire transported a 15-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. He was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

Police said a suspect fired shots at the boy, who was on a sidewalk, from a dark-colored sedan.

“He’s still in critical,” said community activist Andrew Holmes. “Doctors are working on him.”

The shooting comes after several juveniles were shot over the weekend. At least 14 people were shot and killed since Friday at 6 p.m.

“I’m just praying for the kids inside Comer’s here,” Holmes added. “I take my hats off to the doctors and nurses here cause when the kids come in, it takes an effect on them cause they have to try to save these kids’ lives and it’s a race against time.”

Anyone with information on the shootings can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

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