Teen and Boy, 7, Injured in South Side Shooting

Pair were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn

By Allison Preston and Lauren Jiggetts
|  Thursday, Apr 12, 2012  |  Updated 10:39 PM CDT
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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.

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.

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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.

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