A 19-year-old college freshman handed over his cell phone to an armed robber and was still shot in the head as he walked home in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, according to police and a relative.
The robbery happened about 4:15 p.m. Thursday in the 6200 block of South Campbell Avenue, one block over from where the teen lives, police said.
The teen and a cousin were walking together from their schools around 4:15 p.m. Thursday when two robbers approached from a dark-colored van in the 6200 block of South Campbell Avenue, police and relatives said.
The complied with the robbers’ demands and surrendered their cell phones, police said.
The robbers started to walk away, but one of them turned around, shouted something and fired his gun, according to police.
The 19-year-old, described by the relative as a studious freshman at Harold Washington College, was hit in the head and the assailants fled.
The teen was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and listed in critical condition.
Source: Chicago Tribune