A 14-year-old boy has been charged in a Friday night shooting that seriously injured another 14-year-old in west suburban Aurora, officials said.
The 14-year-old, who was not being named because he is a juvenile, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and was being held at the Kane County Youth Home, according to a news release from the Aurora Police Department.
The charge stems from a shooting in the area of Boulder Court and Blackstone Drive. Police responded to the area after receiving a call of a person shot about 10:20 p.m. and found the victim who had been shot in his leg, the release said.
The victim was taken to an Aurora hospital but later was transferred to a suburban Chicago hospital to undergo surgery. His injury was serious but not life-threatening, the release said.
Officers learned that the victim was shot when another teen was showing a gun he had found. Two other teens, 15 and 17, who were at the scene at the time of the shooting were not injured, said police.
Officers recovered a gun from the home of the boy who was charged in the shooting. As of this afternoon, police were still investigating.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun