Chicago gang sign

In Chicago you can get shot for not flashing the correct gang sign.

Via Daily Mail:

A 12-year-old boy was shot in a drive-by shooting while playing tag with friends in Chicago after he wouldn’t flash a gang sign, neighbors say.

The boy, who has not been named, was left in critical condition in the Gage Park neighborhood after a red SUV pulled up to him and his group of four friends just after 9pm on Thursday.

Someone inside yelled ‘Raise the crown’, meaning give the sign for the Latin Kings, a boy in the group said.

But the 12-year-old boy froze and didn’t make the sign. A shot went off and the boy collapsed as the SUV sped away, police and neighbors said.

The boy was hit in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. As of Friday, he was in critical but stable condition.

His friend Manuel Loza, 14, told the Chicago Tribune that the boys called 911 and ran to the boy’s father’s home to tell him what happened.

He said that he and his brother Alfredo were afraid to go to school the next day and that their mother couldn’t sleep all night.

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