CHICAGO — A 16-year-old boy was shot multiple times and wounded in South Shore on Wednesday just blocks from where Chicago's top cop was talking about how police will crack down on violence this summer.
At 12:42 p.m., the teen was in the 2100 block of East 71st Street when he was shot in his stomach and left buttocks and his head was grazed by a bullet, said Officer Laura Amezaga, a Chicago Police spokeswoman. The teen was taken to Comer Children's Hospital.
The teen was a documented gang member, police said. No further details were immediately available.
At the same time as the shooting, Police Supt. Eddie Johnson addressed reporters at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive, telling them a police Mobile Patrol will target violent areas during "peak" hours in a bid to reduce violence this summer.
Last month, moments after the police superintendent finished another anti-violence press conference at Police Headquarters, a city 311 operator was shot and killed as she walked out of a Starbucks just blocks away.
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