Two Chicago teens were transported to the local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a gun went off. The authorities have yet to press charges against the teen but are investigating how to two of them managed to go get ahold of a handgun.
Chicago Teens Told Authorities They Were Fooling Around with the Gun
According to the Chicago authorities, on Monday night an emergency dispatcher was informed of a possible shooting in progress at the 5200 block of South Morgan Street. Upon arriving at the scene, the first responders discovered two 14-year-old teens with gunshot wounds. Both were rushed to the hospital and are expected to make a complete recovery.
During the police interview, one the Chicago teens, who was not named pending the outcome of the investigation, told the law enforcement official that he met with his friend in order to ‘hang around.’ At one point, the boy pulled out a .40 caliber Smith and & Wesson handgun and pointed it at his friend.
The other Chicago teen told the investigators that his friend jestingly held him at gunpoint and asked him to empty his pockets. When his friend did not comply, the teen tried racking the slide. At that point, the weapon went off, wounding the teen in the shoulder.
Frightening by this ‘unpredictable’ turn of events, the 14-year-old teen fled the scene but somehow tripped. To his misfortune, the gun went off again, hitting him in the leg. The authorities later arrived and took both of them to the hospital.
According to the doctors, the two Chicago teen will recover. However, there is still the matter of identifying the owner or the gun or establishing how the 14-year-old managed to acquire it. For the time being, the authorities have pressed no charges against the Chicago teens.
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