Mather freshman's skull fractured in Edgewater attack - Chicago Breaking News


A 14-year-old boy in the city's Edgewater neighborhood was beaten and critically injured Wednesday night--suffering massive head trauma, police said.
"He was covered in blood. Blood was all over the street," said the woman who called police to the scene. "It was all over his face, arms and coming down the back of his head."

The unidentified victim was listed in critical condition at Children's Memorial Hospital undergoing surgery, police said.
Unlike the beating of 16-year-old Derrion Albert near Fenger High School--whose death outraged the city--this beating took place on the North Side and at night. The unidentified victim also was hanging onto life, although his skull had been fractured. Police said they had not yet been able to talk to him to get any leads.


A witness told police they saw the victim being chased by three males about 7:45 p.m. on the 6300 block of North Paulina Street, Chicago Police Lt. Paul Kusinski said.
After the three assailants caught up with the victim, all three beat him, and one reportedly struck him over the head using some type of "shiny" object, Kusinski said.
An Edgewater woman who wished to remain anonymous said she was driving home from work and looking for a parking space when she saw the teen lying in the road.

"He was covered in blood. Blood was all over the street. It was all over his face, arms, and coming from the back of his head. Two little girls and another kid were with him, holding him down. I called 911, and the police arrived shortly.


"The kids told me
someone threw something at his head. They were very scared. One of them told me they called the police but said they hung up when asked too many questions. I don't know what really happened, just that the boy was chased. I just saw him when he was lying in the road. Usually this is a pretty quiet neighborhood. I don't usually come home to seeing a little kid lying in the road covered in blood"

Police have not yet made any arrests.


Mather freshman's skull fractured in Edgewater attack - Chicago Breaking News