CHICAGO - A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed Wednesday evening while waiting for a ride-share vehicle in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood.
Authorities said the incident occurred around 6:35 p.m. in the 2500 block of S. Blue Island Avenue in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood near Little Village.
A 15-year-old boy was waiting for a ride-share outside of the Chicago Gear store near S. Blue Island and S. Western Avenues, when an unknown vehicle pulled up nearby. A currently unknown occupant of that vehicle got out and started a conversation with the victim.
After a brief exchange the offender opened fire, striking the 15-year-old in both shoulders and the chest.
Authorities said the victim was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The boy's relationship to the store (if he was a customer, an employee, or simply chose to wait outside) is unknown at this time.
There are no offenders in custody. Area four detectives are investigating.
The teenager becomes the 63rd homicide of this year for the 17 and under age group. Of those, 58 have been shot and killed. An additional 355 have been shot and wounded in that age group.
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