Boy, 14, shot in Fernwood after being dropped off by ride-share vehicle

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Monday, January 21, 2019
Boy, 14, shot in Fernwood
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A 14-year-old boy was shot after getting out of a ride-share vehicle in Chicago's Fernwood neighborhood Monday morning, police said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 14-year-old boy was shot and grazed in the head after he was dropped off by a ride-share vehicle in the Fernwood neighborhood Monday morning, Chicago police said.

The boy was dropped off by the ride-share vehicle in the first block of West 105th Street at about 2:28 a.m., police said. He was approached by two male suspects who spoke with the boy before police said they opened fire.

The boy was grazed in the head and ran inside a home and is hospitalized at Comer Children's Hospital. Police said he is in fair condition. The ride-share driver was not injured.

The suspects fled the scene, police said. No one is in custody and Area South detectives are investigating.