A Chicago teenager who turned himself in following a shooting in front of an elementary school has been charged with attempted murder.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager who turned himself in following a shooting in front of an elementary school has been charged with attempted murder. The 14-year-old, who is unidentified because of his age, is accused of shooting a 12-year-old as the boy was leaving school Tuesday. The suspect is also charged with aggravated battery with a firearm. Cook County state’s attorney spokesman Andy Conklin says a Juvenile Court judge on Wednesday ordered the suspect held pending his next court hearing. Conklin said a hearing will occur in the next 30 days. Chicago Police Cmdr. Eddie Johnson said because of the number of students in the area, investigators believe the victim was targeted. He offered no motive for the shooting. The victim is reported in stable condition at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.