NEAR WEST SIDE — A 12-year-old boy was shot while standing in a Near West Side restaurant Wednesday, just days after a massive fight broke out near the location, according to police and witnesses.
The boy was with three other kids and an adult at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday in Golden Fish & Chicken, 2356 W. Jackson Blvd., when two men leaned out of a passing red SUV and opened fire, according to police and Summer Zatar, who co-owns the restaurant.
The boy, who was shot in his left leg, was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, said Officer Kevin Quaid, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
According to Zahar, the incident was captured on security cameras, which she said show two Latino men leaning out of the red SUV and opening fire on the restaurant.
"I've been watching the footage all night," she said.
The shooting was in the same area as a massive brawl that was caught on video Monday afternoon. That fight, involving dozens of people, spilled into the busy intersection of Jackson and Western. No arrests were made, even though a police squad car was parked at the scene for most of the brawl.
No one was in custody for the shooting Wednesday, either, Quaid said.
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