Shooting aftermath: ‘He was motionless with his big eyes staring up into the rain’
July 1, 2014 10:17PM
Chicago, 6/30/14--A 17 year old boy was shot and killed in the street on the 600 block of east 50th place Sunday night during the height of the storm. He clung to the last bit of life partially submerged in the gutter of the flooded one way street. | Vincent D. Johnson/for Sun-Times Media
Updated: July 2, 2014 10:14PM
At my son’s fifth birthday party on Sunday, a friend asked me if my block was noisy.
I replied as I always do: “No. It’s a quiet, tree lined, one-way street.
But Monday night was different.
I found myself barefoot, ankle deep in water, holding the hand of a 17-year-old boy who had been shot during the downpour. I told him to hang in there and that the ambulance was on the way.