Six teenagers were shot in Chicago last night following the killing of a 14 and 15 year old boy, both in different locations.
The 14-year-old was shot while standing on his porch, and died soon after while in the front hallway of his Chicago home.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the shooting of the 14-year-old boy came just a few hours after a 15-year-old was shot and in fatal condition in the Little Village neighborhood.
The 14-year-old was shot by two gunmen who opened fire at Humboldt Park, hitting the boy in the chest multiple times.
He had been talking on his cell phone when he was shot down, even though he was alive for a minute before he died in the home.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
It appeared the boy managed to take a couple of steps before collapsing. When paramedics arrived, he was lying just inside the home, bleeding from several bullet wounds, police said. He died at the scene.
Police found blood on the front steps and more than half a dozen shell casings on the sidewalk.
Police believe that the shooting could have been gang-related, even though friends and families say that the boy had been avoiding gangs and violence.
In the Little Village shooting, a shooter walked up, the 15-year-old identified as Victor Vega, of the 2600 block of South Central Park Avenue.
The site reports:
The shooter shouted a gang slogan and opened fire, striking the 15-year-old in the torso, Mirabelli said, citing preliminary information.
The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:19 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Since these shootings, police say at least six teens have been shot in the Chicago area. No suspects are in custody in either shooting as detectives investigate.
The violence needs to stop. We pray for the victims of these shootings.
SOURCE: Chicago Tribune