01/12/2012 04:40 pm ET

Boy, 14, Shot In Neck While Walking To School

A 14-year-old boy walking to school on Chicago's Far South Side Thursday was shot in the neck, reportedly by an assailant who surprised him in an alley.

Police say the victim may have known the shooter, who walked up to him and fired at least one shot, striking him just above his left collarbone around 8:07 a.m., CBS Chicago reports. Two other students walking with the victim were not injured.

The teenager was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was listed as "stable," according to the Chicago Tribune. Police found the victim responsive and able to speak to them at the scene.

Police have not taken anyone into custody, but an investigation is underway, Fox Chicago reports.