A 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck, robbed of his wallet and dumped in a garbage container on the West Side as part of an attempt to recruit him into a gang, authorities said.

A 16-year-old boy has been cited as a juvenile after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck, robbed of his wallet and dumped in a garbage container on the West Side as part of an attempt to recruit him into a gang, authorities said.

The older boy has been charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery, battery, gang intimidation and battery, according to police. On Monday, he was ordered held in custody pending a hearing April 14 after Juvenile Court Judge Patricia Mendoza found probable cause to detain him, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.

About 2:20 a.m., the younger boy was approached by a group of males in an alley in the 2700 block of South Homan Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

The 16-year-old and several other people went up to the 15-year-old and the older boy hit the younger one in the face as part of an attempt to recruit the younger boy into a gang. The younger boy did not agree to join, police said.

The boy was stabbed in the neck, his wallet was taken and he was put in a garbage Dumpster, according to police.

The 15-year-old boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

The older boy was located by police, arrested and charged this evening.

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