|Tonight’s shooting took place about a block from this landmark sign in Uptown. | Google|
A 17-year-old boy is in good condition after being shot near Uplift High School in Uptown tonight. No one is in custody. A source said the shooting is gang-related.
Witnesses heard a half-dozen shots fired around 5:35 p.m. and some onlookers saw a suspected shooter run from the scene. He is described as black and wearing a white du-rag with a red shirt and black pants. Two witnesses said he ran northbound from the scene.
|Shell casings were recovered at location 1; a fired bullet was found at location 2, police said|
The victim, who suffered a single gunshot wound to his upper right thigh, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where his condition was stabilized.
Police said six shell casings were found in an alley behind the 900 block of West Eastwood and the remnants of a ricocheted bullet were found nearby.
Tonight’s shooting is the 18th of the year for Uptown, which had suffered 27 shootings at the same time last year.