A 15-year-old boy was killed and a 14-year-old boy was seriously wounded in a shooting Thursday afternoon in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
They were struck when shots were fired at 3:36 p.m. in the 2500 block of West 45th Street, according to Chicago Police. The two boys ran away after the shooting, and the number of shooters was unknown.
The 15-year-old, identified as Jeyson Gonzalez of the West Englewood neighborhood, was shot in the side of his body and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 4:15 p.m.,according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The 14-year-old boy was shot in the lower back and was taken in serious condition to Stroger, police said.
Area Central detectives are investigating.