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Young Boy Shot And Seriously Wounded In Bronzeville High-Rise Apartment

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A boy was shot and seriously wounded Thursday evening in an apartment in a Bronzeville high-rise.

As CBS 2's Jermont Terry reported, crews immediately rushed the boy to the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital – where he immediately went into surgery. He was reported in serious condition initially.

Police confirmed Friday morning, a "juvenile acquaintance" of the victim was holding the handgun and "accidentally discharged the weapon," striking the 12-year-old in the chest. Police said the juvenile was released and no charges are pending at this time.

All of this took place in a high-rise apartment in the 3500 block of South Rhodes Avenue at 6:55 p.m. The boy is between 11 and 12 years old.

But the priority Thursday night was the boy and his treatment.

The boy's family did come to the hospital Thursday night, but they were not talking – obviously shaken and concerned about him.

His condition as of 10 p.m. was unknown.

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