Monday, March 14, 2016

16-Year-Old Boy Charged with Shooting at 1200 block of South Wabash

A reader writes:
I heard what sounded like rapid gunshots last night and looked for the story today.
It feels like this is happening more and more in our hood.  Are we just imagining it (via Chicago Tribune):
Authorities charged a 16-year-old boy after an off-duty Chicago police officer saw him shoot at a vehicle early Saturday in the South Loop neighborhood, police said.  
The boy, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile, was charged with a felony count of aggravated discharge of a firearm at a vehicle and a felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a minor. He was also cited with a misdemeanor count of aggravated assault of a peace officer, according to a news release from the Chicago Police Department. 
The off-duty officer saw the boy run after a moving vehicle and shoot at it in the 1200 block of South Wabash Avenue around 12:40 a.m., according to police.

(Hat tip:  BZ!)

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