Boy Shot While Getting Games From Relative's Home

Sunday, Aug 15, 2010  |  Updated 1:15 PM CDT
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Boy Shot While Getting Games From Relative's Home

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A 15-year-old boy remains hospitalized in stable condition after he was shot while walking with his cousin on Northwest Side after retrieving board games from a relative's home.

The shooting happened outside at 11:15 p.m. at 4509 N. Spalding Ave., according to police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.

The boy and a cousin had gone to a relative’s home to retrieve board games and were walking southbound on the east side of Spaulding when a black car pulled up and an unknown gunman got out of its back door, according to Perez.

The assailant shouted gang slogans and fired multiple times, striking the boy in the abdomen, according to Perez who said the boy remained in stable condition as of 4:30 a.m. at Children’s Memorial Hospital, police said.

The cousin was not injured, Perez said.

No one was in custody.

Grand Central Area detectives are investigating and said early Sunday afternoon that there has been no change in the boy’s condition.

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