Boy shot in foot in Roseland on way to school

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A 17-year-old boy was shot Thursday morning in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. (WLS)

A 17-year-old boy was shot Thursday morning in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.

The shooting occurred in the 12500 block of South Michigan at 7:50 a.m., police said.

The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the right foot and showed up at Roseland Hospital where his condition stabilized, police said.

Marquille Pink plays on the Harlan High School varsity football team. He's a junior and wears number 52 as a fullback and middle linebacker.

Telesha Pink says her youngest son could have been killed when without warning a gunman in a car opened fire.

Marquille said he and his friend walked to the CTA stop when a dark-colored car pulled up and someone inside started shooting before speeding away from the scene.

"I guess it was a drive-by. He said the friend took off running, but he said he could feel the bullets," Telesha Pink said.

Marquille was hit in the side of his right foot, breaking three of his toes.

The boys managed to flag down a Good Samaritan who drove the wounded teen to Roseland Hospital, where he was initially treated.

"Marquille is a comedian. He loves to be the class clown. It's the people that he hangs with," Telesha Pink said.

She says she no longer feels safe in the Roseland neighborhood where her family has lived for years.

"I want my kids to bury me, not to have to bury my kids," Telesha Pink said.

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