A robber who shot a 15-year-old boy outside Roosevelt High School on the Northwest Side hid his gun inside the backpack of a 10-year-old child as he fled.
The robber was arrested and the gun recovered from the child's
backpack. Charges were pending against the suspect. Police said the
10-year-old was also questioned but was later released to his mother.
The 15-year-old, a student at the school, was at a bus stop in the 4700 block
of North Kimball Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood when a "juvenile" shot
him while trying to rob him around 2:25 p.m. Wednesday.
The boy was wounded in the thigh and taken to St. Francis
Hospital in good condition.
The shooting occurred as classes were being let out at the school at 3436 W.