Teen Wounded in 2nd Shooting Near UIC Campus

A teenager was shot in Chicago’s University Village neighborhood early Friday. 

The 17-year-old boy was riding in an SUV near the intersection of West Roosevelt Road and South Union Avenue just after midnight when he was shot in the chest, according to police. 

Police said neither the victim nor a friend he was riding with are documented gang members. The teenager was sitting in the white SUV’s backseat when it sprayed by bullets, police said. 

The teenager was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was reported to be in stable condition Friday morning.

It is the second shooting near the campus at University of Illinois at Chicago in less than 24 hours. On Thursday, police say a man fired shots at officers just a few blocks away. 

With no gang ties, police say it is unclear of the motive behind the shooting. 

Investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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