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Teen Charged in South Side Shooting

By Emily Morris | October 27, 2013 6:59pm
 A 16-year-old is accused of shooting another teen who was asked for his gang affiliation.
A 16-year-old is accused of shooting another teen who was asked for his gang affiliation.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A 16-year-old boy was charged with a South Side shooting that left another teen wounded Friday.

Kenneth O. Anderson, of the 7200 block of South Kedzie Avenue, was charged with aggravated battery with discharge of a firearm. The shooting happened along the border of Chicago Lawn and West Englewood.

Anderson and an unknown accomplice walked past a 16-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl who were talking in a gangway in the 6600 block of South Bell Avenue on Friday, Assistant State's Attorney Ron Park said.

Anderson's accomplice asked the victim if he was "BOCO," referring to a faction of the Gangster Disciples gang, a question that was heard by two witnesses, according to Park. The boy replied by asking the accomplice if he was affiliated with that gang, Park said.

One of the witnesses saw Anderson take out a gun from his jacket, point the gun at the boy and girl and fire multiple times, Park said. The two victims tried to run down the gangway, but the boy had been shot in the buttocks, Park said. Anderson and his accomplice then took off from the scene.

Cops went to the scene of the shooting, which they initially said happened about 9:15 p.m, and got a description of the alleged gunman, according to Park. They arrested Anderson, a member of the Gangster Disciples faction known as Faceworld/Bogus Bogus, in the 2000 block of West 68th Street soon after the shooting, according to an arrest report.

Anderson was identified by both witnesses, Park said. His alleged accomplice has not been charged.

Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered Anderson held in lieu of $350,000 bail.