An 18-year-old boy was shot and killed in Chicago Wednesday morning while walking home after being turned away from school for not wearing a bowtie, which is part of the school’s uniform.
The shooting unfolded around 10:30 and the mother of the teen’s friend, with whom he was walking, saw the entire incident. She said the teens were walking down the street, about two blocks from the school, when a black car pulled up and the occupants opened fire.
“It’s getting senseless out here, that could have been my son, that could’ve been me, that could’ve been my aunty, that could’ve been me, that could’ve been anybody today,” said Liz Doss, the friend’s mother.
Doss said her son was not injured, but his friend was shot in the abdomen and hand. Doss removed her shirt and applied pressure to the teen’s wounds. The teen was rushed to the hospital, but efforts to save him failed.
The motive for the shooting is unclear, but police confirmed the teen had no known gang ties.
“It’s time to go, I love this city that I live in, but it’s time to go, the violence ain’t getting no better,” Doss said.