12 Year Old Shot
- A 12-year-old boy was shot in the chest in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood.
His family said he was playing in the street in front of his father's home near West 54th Street and South Sacramento Avenue Thursday night. Police said around 9 p.m., a gunman pulled up, opened fire and then drove off.
A neighbor who did not want to be identified says the boy was shot because he didn't throw up a gang sign.
- The five boys were taking advantage of the mild night Thursday and playing tag on their Gage Park block when a red SUV pulled up.
"Raise the crown," someone inside yelled, meaning give the gang sign for the Latin Kings, according to one of the boys in the group.
A 12-year-old froze. A shot went off and the boy collapsed on a metal grate as the SUV sped off, according to police and neighbors. The boy was hit in the chest and taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
And this makes perfect sense in what world? Presenting hand-signals for a group of misfits who provide exactly nothing to civilized society when they aren't thrown by a child, who was doing what kids his age should be doing - playing tag in the twilight?