Teen shot in arm on way to Uptown school

February 1, 2010 10:06:56 AM PST
A 15-year-old was shot and wounded blocks from his school in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood while on the way to class Monday morning.The shooting occurred around 8:30 a.m. near the Brenneman Elementary School in the North Side community.

"He just run behind and then shot four times and then run," said Saron Pow, witness.

Witnesses said the 15-year-old eighth grader and at least three of his friends were headed to school when a gunman opened fire on the boys. They were in front of a corner convenience store in the 4400-block of North Hazel Street when the shooting occurred; the victim was struck in the arm.

The group ran to their school- which was about five blocks away- for help. School officials called 911.

The teen was transported to an area hospital in serious condition. No one is in custody for the shooting.