The 14-year-old boy was walking with two other people when gunfire erupted around 8 p.m. Wednesday night in the 6100-block of South Vernon.
Police believe the shooting was gang-related.
One pastor came to the scene to see if there was any way he could help.
"It's just time for us to all get active and stop this. We gotta do something," said Pastor Jedidiah Brown, Chosen Generation Church. "I live in this area, I would like to continue to live in this area and raise children in this area. If we don't address the violence, then it won't be a good place to live."
Investigators remain on the scene. Police have not yet released the identity of the victim. No one is in custody as of Thursday morning.