Teen and Boy, 7, Injured in South Side Shooting | NBC Chicago

Teen and Boy, 7, Injured in South Side Shooting

Pair were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn

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    Derrick Robeteau and Quebe Porter were struck by bullets in a shooting at around 5 p.m. on the 6100 block of South Maplewood Street. Lauren Jiggetts reports. (Published Thursday, April 12, 2012)

    A 7-year-old boy and an 18-year old man were wounded in a Thursday evening shooting in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the South Side.

    Derrick Robeteau and Quebe Porter were struck by bullets in a shooting at around 5 p.m. on the 6100 block of South Maplewood Street.

    The boy, Robeteau, was in serious condition and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for a wound to his leg. Porter was taken to the same hospital but in good condition, police said.

    "They were outside playing basketball when a young man with a gray sweater on walked up, he pulled his hoodie up, the boys turned around to see who he was talking to and he started shooting," said Porter's cousin, Demetria Burrell.

    A police investigation is underway for information about events leading to the shooting.