On Wednesday, Sept. 14, an 18-year-old Chicago student was caught in a drive-by shooting after school officials sent him home for a dress-code violation.
FOX 32 reports that school officials dismissed two students early because they failed to wear a bow tie as part of their school uniform.
The two 18-year-olds walked home from Excel Academy of South Shore around 10 a.m. yesterday when a black sedan pulled up and fired at them.
One of the teens’ mother escorted them home and was on site when the shooting took place.
Liz Doss tells reporters about the blind-side shooting that claimed the life of her son’s friend.
“They both turned and run. My son tried to come back for me, and I said, ‘Just keep running,’ ” she recalls.
Doss and her son escaped unscathed. The other teen was shot in the abdomen and in one of his hands.
“I stayed out there with him and I took my shirt off, put pressure to his stomach. I feel like I failed because he still died.”
The teen was rushed to Northwestern Hospital and pronounced dead shortly after.
“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,” Doss says. “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.”
Now, police are investigating the shooting.
According to FOX 32, neither teen has ties to local area gangs.