Second 15-Year-Old Shot In 2 Days on South Side

Boy shot Tuesday night, a day after a 15-year-old girl was fatally struck in the back

By Michelle Relerford
|  Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012  |  Updated 7:33 AM CDT
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Girl, 15, Fatally Shot in Back on Southwest Side

Authorities say Porshe Foster was not the intended target of a gunman's bullet. Michelle Relerford reports.

Gunman Opens Fire at Gang Funeral

One man was killed and a second man was in critical condition after a Monday afternoon shooting at the funeral of a known gang member. Dick Johnson reports.
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For the second day in a row, a 15-year-old was shot on Chicago's South Side. 

On Monday, a teen girl was struck in the back and killed while standing outside with friends. On Tuesday a teen boy was shot in the chest, leg and arm by a suspect on foot around 8 p.m. on the 4600 block of South Damen Avenue, police said.

The boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition and is recovering at Comer Children's Hospital. Two other men, ages 19 and 23, also were shot overnight. Both of them are recovering at local hospitals.

The violence comes as a family mourns 15-year-old Porshe Foster, who was gunned down Monday night on the 6900 block of Campbell.

Foster was standing outside a home with friends around 9:30 p.m. when one of the guys she was with noticed a car circling the block. The group tried to get inside the home when the car came back and shots rang out.

"They were banging on the door, and when they opened it and tried to go in, the guy came out the alley and just let off shots," said Lorenzo Williams, who witnessed the shooting.

Foster, who was not the intended target, was the only one shot. She was struck in the back as she tried to run.

"Is this what it's come to when people start shooting at each other and you can't get their intended target and you take somebody else's life?" said family friend Shanell Hickey. "It makes no sense. It's ridiculous."

A sophomore at Ace Technical Charter High School, Foster played volleyball and basketball and had dreams of becoming an architect. Police are still looking for the gunman who killed those dreams. Her mom believes justice will come, one way or another.

"You have the wrong idea and the way you're handling things is wrong," Bonita Foster said. "You're taking away from people and it's wrong. ... And you reap what you sow."

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