CPD: 14-year-old critical after shooting in Englewood

CHICAGO — A 14-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries after a shooting in the Englewood neighborhood late Saturday morning, according to the Chicago Police Department.

CPD said a 14-year-old male was standing outside in the 6300 block of South Stewart Avenue when he was approached by an unknown male.

The offender pulled out a gun and shot the victim one time in the upper chest area, according to police.

Anthony Prado said he and his roofing crew were working on a project near 63rd and South Stewart Avenue when they saw a white Dodge, with a passenger who was shot, park in front of their site.

“It’s something I didn’t expect to see in my day. To see a tragedy like this in front of where I’m working,” Prado said.

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Prado said he and his team didn’t hear or witness any shots fired and believed that the shooting happened somewhere else, but saw the victim get out of the car with others and rush into the hospital across the street.

“Ya, they rushed him, I believe they carried him over there, they rushed him. It was a couple of guys, it wasn’t him by himself, it was a couple guys. They walked him over,” Prado said.

It is believed that the 14-year-old was later taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

Police have no one in custody as Area One Detectives continue to investigate.

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