Boy, 15, charged in Little Village shooting that wounded 14-year-old girl

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a shooting Saturday in Little Village that wounded a 14-year-old girl.

The boy, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, was charged with a felony count of reckless discharge of a firearm as well as unlawful use of a weapon by someone under the age of 18, Chicago police said. He is due in juvenile court Sunday.

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The shooting occurred inside an apartment building near 24th and Troy Street Saturday at around 1 p.m.

Police said a 14-year-old girl was shot in the face by the 15-year-old boy.

Neighbors said the girl's boyfriend was handling a gun when it went off and hit her in the face. She was transported to Stroger Hospital in fair condition, police said.

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Police initially had said the shooting appeared to be accidental, but there had been no official determination.

The Sun Times Media Wire contributed to this report.
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