OAK PARK, Ill. — Two teen boys who were shot Friday ended up at an Oak Park hospital and are now being considered persons of interest in a Hoffman Estates carjacking.
At around 7 a.m., Chicago police said they were called to the 3800 West Chicago Avenue on the report of a shooting. The information stemmed from two 16-year-old boys who told police that they were shot at that location, which turned out to be unfounded.
Police said one of the boys were shot in the left shoulder and back and was transported from West Suburban Hospital to Stroger in serious condition. The other boy was shot in the left leg and is in fair condition at West Suburban Hospital.
Chicago police determined the incident occurred in Hoffman Estates after saying the boys told them inconsistent stories.
Earlier in the morning, Hoffman Estate police said a carjacking took place just before 5:45 a.m. in the 0-block of West Golf Road. Police said a man, who had a valid concealed carry card, fired shots at the vehicle as they fled the scene.
“I live down the street and I work right here,” neighbor Jennifer Emberton. “It’s kind of scary.”
The vehicle was found a short distance from the scene. Later Friday, police confirmed that the two teens who were shot are persons of interest in the carjacking case.
Anyone with information can leave a tip at 847-882-1818.