SOUTH SHORE — Two teen boys were hospitalized after a shooting Monday night in South Shore.
Police said the two boys, ages 14 and 16, were standing on the sidewalk in the 7000 block of South Clyde Avenue about 10 p.m. Monday when gunmen approached on bicycles.
The gunmen got off their bikes and opened fire, according to Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.
The 16-year-old boy was hit at least twice in the leg and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized, Greer said. The 14-year-old was shot in the leg and shoulder, Greer said. The teen was taken to Comer Children's Hospital, where his condition stabilized.
“We heard [gun shots] and we hit the floor,” said neighbors who described hearing about eight shots.
The two teens “sit and chill” on the porch every night, Ashley Capers said, who lives across the street from the shooting.
Capers said she believes the shooting may have been gang related and that she's personally seen the boys being shot at before.
“It’s a gang war,” Capers said, “It’s been happening for years. There was a shooting a couple weeks ago back where they were shot at.”
“It’s ridiculous. They shoot in broad daylight. They just don’t care.”
Capers' mother’s driver's side window was hit during the shooting.
“I already knew I was moving, but this was the icing on the cake,” the mother said.
Police did not have anyone in custody in connection with the shooting early Tuesday.