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15-year-old in critical condition after shooting in Grand Crossing

The 15-year-old was struck in the middle of the back and transported by the Chicago Fire Department to Comer Children's Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

CHICAGO - A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition this afternoon after he was shot in the back in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, authorities said.



The incident occurred shortly after 4:00 p.m. in the 900 block of E. 78th Street in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the city's south side.

Police said a 15-year-old male was talking to the offender when the pulled out a guna and fired two shots at the victim.

The 15-year-old was struck in the middle of the back and transported by the Chicago Fire Department to Comer Children's Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

Popular police scanner account @SPOTNEWSonIG was able to pick up that the Police believe they have the shooter in custody and that there is reportedly video of the shooting, but that has not been confirmed by the Police in their official report.

Still, Chicago Police normally indicate in their reports if they do not have anyone in custody which they did not indicate in this case.

Area Two Detectives are investigating.

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