Drive-by leaves 15-year-old injured in Uptown

Chicago — A 15-year-old boy is in good condition after being shot during a drive-by in Uptown on Wednesday afternoon.

Chicago police said a dark-colored Jeep rolled up next to the boy as he walked in the 1000 block of West Lawrence around 2:35 p.m. Someone inside the SUV called the victim by name, then began shooting, according to CPD. One bullet struck the boy in his right calf.

Witnesses saw the Jeep head south on Winthrop Avenue after the shooting. There were at least two people inside the vehicle.

The boy was shot at the mouth of an alley in the 1000 block of West Lawrence. | Google

Meanwhile, the boy ran to a nearby home for help. Chicago police officers applied a tourniquet to slow his blood loss, and an ambulance took him to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. 

Three people have been shot in Uptown so far this year. That’s the same number of shooting victims the neighborhood had at this point last year. There were two victims at this point in 2021, five at this point in 2020, and none as of this date in 2019, according to city records.

Editor’s note: CPD’s media statement about Wednesday’s shooting said the victim is 16. Records reviewed by CWB Chicago show he is 15 and will turn 16 later this year.

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