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South Side teen, already on electronic monitoring on weapons charge, held in shooting

Updated: June 26, 2014 6:45AM

A 17-year-old boy on electronic monitoring for an earlier weapons charge has been accused of shooting another teen seven times as the victim walked to his grandmother’s house on the South Side.

Larry Lucas was walking past the other 17-year-old boy, whom he knew, when he took out a gun and shot him on May 14 in the 6400 block of a South Paulina, prosecutors said Saturday.

The other teen fell to the ground after the first shot, but Lucas kept firing, according to prosecutors, who said the wounded teenager staggered to his grandmother’s home, and she called for help.

He underwent several surgeries at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and was able to identify Lucas in a photo array, authorities said.

Lucas was on electronic monitoring on an unlawful use of a weapon charge.

He’s now also charged as an adult with aggravated battery with a firearm.

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