A concealed carry license holder shot an armed 13-year-old boy in Chicago over the weekend as the boy allegedly was breaking into the concealed carrier’s car, WFLD-TV reported.
What are the details?
Police said a 26-year-old man found the kid breaking into his Kia around 2:35 p.m. Sunday on South Langley Avenue in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, the station said. Bronzeville is on the city’s south side.
The Kia owner then pulled out a handgun and shot the kid in the leg, police told WFLD.
Police said the 13-year-old boy also was carrying a gun, WFLD reported, adding that when they arrived, police found a gun on the kid.
The boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, the station said. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the boy’s condition wasn’t immediately known.
Police took in the concealed carry holder for questioning, WFLD reported, adding that the case remains under investigation.
Similar scenario in July
A woman with a concealed carry license shot at a group of males who pointed a gun at her as they attempted to steal her car in Chicago on July 29 — and a 13-year-old boy who was with the would-be thieves was shot, police told WBBM-TV.
Four to five males were trying to break into a parked car in the 1100 block of East 52nd Street in Hyde Park at 7:58 p.m., police told the station. The 34-year-old woman who owns the car confronted the group, after which one of them pulled a gun and pointed it at her, police told WBBM.
With that, the woman fired her own gun at the group and hit a 13-year-old boy who was with the would-be thieves, police told the station.
The boy was struck in the neck and taken to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital in fair condition, police added to WBBM.
Police said the rest of the crooks ran off, no weapon was recovered, and no one else was injured, the station reported.
Kias are popular targets
According to WFLD, viral videos show how easy it is to steal some Kias.
In its report of the incident, WOOD-TV noted that police were investigating whether the attempted carjacking was related to other recent Kia thefts. Metro Grand Rapids authorities recently warned of a national theft trend targeting Kia and Hyundai vehicles because they use a standard key rather than a fob, which makes them relatively easy to steal, the station said.