Teenage boy shot in Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. - KSNB A teenage boy is in the hospital Tuesday after being shot in the chest Monday evening.

Police said they received a call from CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital at 6:22 p.m. Monday for a 14-year-old gunshot victim.

They said the boy was walking in the midwest part of town around 5th Avenue near the railroad tracks Monday evening.

The boy claimed a black car pulled up next to him, and when he leaned in the car to see who it was, a man shot him.

He walked to a nearby relatives house, and was driven to the hospital for care.

You know, something like this typically doesn't happen in Kearney or in Central Nebraska," said Capt. Mike Kirkwood, Kearney Police Department. "So we're investigating it, seeing what the facts are before anyone panics or anything like that."

Police do not have a description of the man, or the vehicle, except that it was dark in color.

"The information we have right now is very sketchy. The investigation is in the preliminary stages. We know very little information. We don't have a very good description of this male - it was a male - but that's about it," Capt. Kirkwood said.

It is currently unclear if the boy knows the man he claims shot him.

Officials from CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital said the teenager is in fair condition.