Teen Charged With Shooting Boy, 12

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011  |  Updated 11:13 PM CDT
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A police SUV sits outside Cook Elementary School, at 81st and Bishop, after a student was shot in the back at classes were being dismissed for the day.

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A 14-year-old boy was ordered held in custody Wednesday afternoon after being charged in a shooting that left a 12-year-old boy seriously injured outside a South Side elementary school Tuesday.

The teen is charged as a juvenile with one count each of attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated battery, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm, Cook County State's Attorney's office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.

Judge Colleen Sheehan ordered the boy held on Tuesday afternoon, Simonton said.

The teen turned himself in about 5 p.m. at the Gresham District police station, said Capt. Juan Morado.

Witnesses to the shooting outside Cook Elementary, at 81st and Bishop, said

a boy wearing a brown hoodie, pulled a revolver and opened fire

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Family and friends said the shooting may have stemmed from an argument that began on Facebook.

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