‘Stop playing,’ 14-year-old tells friend before getting shot in the arm

CHICAGO — A 14-year-old boy shot another 14-year-old in the arm after asking for his cellphone, then shot himself in the leg as he ran away Monday night in the Back of the Yards on the South Side, according to Chicago police.

Both boys were taken in good condition to Comer Children’s Hospital, police said.

The teens, described a friends, had been “hanging out” in the 5200 block of South Morgan Street for more than an hour when one of them pointed a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson at the other and said, “Give me your phone,” according to a police report.

The teen with the gun then “attempted to rack the slide” and it went off, hitting the other boy in the upper arm, police said. He ran off but shot himself in the leg a few houses down.

Responding officers found the gun tossed in the snow. Charges were pending.

The boys were among five people, including a pizza delivery driver, shot between Monday morning and early Tuesday, according to police.

The driver was shot on the South Side around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday as he was dropping off a delivery near the 300 block of East 69th Street in the Park Manor neighborhood, police said. The person who ordered the pizza tried to pay with fraudulent money and began arguing with the driver, 58, police said.

The driver was shot in the arm as he sat in his car, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said. His car, a red sedan, had a bullet hole through the back window.

About 45 minutes later, a 46-year-old man was shot in an attempted robbery in the Back of the Yards neighborhood about 2 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

The wounded man told police he heard his car alarm go off in the 5300 block of South Bishop Street and went outside to check. He was confronted by a gunman who forced him back into his house and demanded another person’s wallet that contained a thousand dollars, police said.

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There was a struggle and the gun went off, hitting the man in the left hand. The gunman fled and the victim was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

About 10:45 a.m. Monday, a 28-year-old man was shot at least three times in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to police.

The man was in the 10700 block of South Prairie Avenue when someone shot him, police said. He was wounded in the head, chest and elsewhere on his body and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was in serious condition, police said.

No information about the circumstances of the shooting was immediately released.

No one was in custody as Area South detectives investigated.

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