Boy, 13, Charged With Three Counts of Attempted Murder

Boy wounded three other teens in a Monday night shooting in Chicago's Washington Heights neighborhood, police say

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014  |  Updated 7:57 AM CDT
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    A Chicago boy, just 13 years old, has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting that left three other teens wounded in the city's Washington Heights neighborhood, police said.

    The three victims were standing on the corner in the 9700 block of South Lowe Avenue about 6 p.m. Monday when a group of males approached and one started firing, police said at the time.

    The group then ran away.

    A 14-year-old boy was shot in the right thigh, and another 14-year-old boy was shot in the head and body. Both were taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park.

    A 17-year-old boy was shot in the head and armpit and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

    The alleged shooter, whose name was not released, was charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm.

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