10-year-old twin remains in hospital after shooting; Mayor visits family

CHICAGO -- A 10-year-old boy who was wounded in a shooting earlier this week remains in the hospital.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited Tavon Tanner’s family at Mount Sinai Wednesday night.

Tavon remains in critical condition and is heavily sedated with a bullet lodged in his chest.

His twin sister Taniyah has been by his side as she was Monday night when the shooting happened.

The boy was playing on his front porch in Lawndale when someone opened fire.

Tavon is a 5th grader and described as a bit of a jokester and a big sweetheart.

“He shouldn't be in there,” Tavon’s godmother Madelyn Smith said.  “He should be at home playing.  He should not be laying in a hospital bed. It's terrible.”

Relatives and friends say they are praying nonstop for Tavon's recovery.

Police say no one is in custody for the shooting.