Teenage boy dies after shot in abdomen in Back of the Yards, officials say

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Friday, July 8, 2022
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A person is in critical condition after they were shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Thursday, Chicago police said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A person died after they were shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Thursday, Chicago police said.

Just after 4:30 p.m., police said the male victim was near the sidewalk in the 5300-block of South Hamilton Avenue when he was struck in the abdomen by gunfire.

Chicago fire officials said the victim is a teenage boy and he was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

There are no offenders in custody, and area detectives are investigating.