A 12-year-old boy was shot and critically injured by a woman apparently upset at the boy and others for throwing rocks at her Southeast Side home Tuesday evening.
The shooting happened about 5:25 p.m. near East 76th Street and South Coles Avenue and sent a juvenile to University of Comer Children's Hospital in serious to critical condition, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado said.
Police said the 12-year-old boy was shot by a woman in her 70s. The boy and others apparently had thrown rocks at the woman's house and the woman took out a gun and shot him, a police source said.
Next, an attempted suicide of some sort:
An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was found shot multiple times in an Englewood home Monday night.
At 11:30 p.m., an 11-year-old boy was found shot in the abdomen, back and arm in a home in the 6100 block of South Marshfield, police said.[...] Although the three or four people in the home claimed to have not witnessed the shooting, they told police the boy appeared to have shot himself, the detective said.
And not to put too cynical a spin on it, the kid shot in the above story is the second family member shot in 9 days:
Still weary from regular trips to a North Side hospital where her oldest son was recovering from gunshot wounds he suffered more than a week ago, Sharon Davis' life was further upended Monday night when her 11-year-old son was shot and wounded at a friend's house.
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