Teenage boy shot in Back of the Yards

SHARE Teenage boy shot in Back of the Yards

A teenage boy was shot while walking home Sunday night in the Backs of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

The 16-year-old was walking home with a friend in the 5000 block of South Marshfield Avenue about 11:40 p.m. when a male wearing a red hoodie walked up and opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

The teen was shot in the leg and taken to Holy Cross Hospital in “stable” condition, Gaines said.

No one is in custody early Monday as Area Central detectives investigate.

The Latest
A teen sought in the shooting of Larry Neuman surrendered to police Sunday. Another suspect remains at large. ‘In a brazen and senseless act of violence, Larry’s life was taken from him by the very people he committed his life to helping,’ CPD Supt. Larry Snelling said.
U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall seemed affected by the hundreds of letters written by Burke’s supporters. “I have never in all my career seen the letters that I have received for Mr. Burke.”
“I haven’t had a thought about interfering,” La Russa said. “I build relationships so people in the organization know they can trust me.”
Sunday saw 14 people shot — including two shootings less than two hours apart on the same Little Village block, which left one dead and three injured.
The window for hopefuls to submit their minimum 1,000 signatures to get on the ballot closed Monday afternoon with more than two dozen final-day submissions wrapping up the week-long process that kicked off the elections.