Drive-by leaves 16-year-old shot, 12-year-old cut by glass in Rogers Park

A 16-year-old boy was shot and a 12-year-old girl was cut by flying glass during a drive-by shooting in Rogers Park on Saturday evening, police said. No arrests have been made. The victims were in the front yard of a home in the 2000 block of West Touhy when someone opened fire on them from a vehicle that rolled up on the street around 9:05 p.m., police said.

One bullet struck the boy in the back of his left thigh. Broken glass from a nearby window cut the girl’s arm, but she was not shot, according to police. Both victims were taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston for treatment in good condition, police said.

Five people have been shot in Rogers Park since May 14:

  • Two men were injured in separate drive-by shootings late on May 15 and early on May 15, according to police. Both victims were in good condition.
  • A 32-year-old man told police he was shot as he got out of his car in the 1500 block of West Howard around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15.
  • A 19-year-old man was shot as he stood in the 1400 block of West Jonquil Terrace around 2:06 a.m. May 19.

No charges have been filed in any of the shootings. Area Three detectives are handling the investigations.

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