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17-year-old in critical condition after discovered in a parking lot with gunshot wounds

While still unsure if the incident was related, minutes before there was a shooting reported on or near the expressway near 63rd Street.


CHICAGO - A teenager is in critical condition this afternoon after Police said they discovered him in a parking lot with gunshot wounds on the city's south side.



Without a lot of information to go on, police said around 1:15 p.m. this afternoon, a 17-year-old male was discovered by a local resident in a small parking lot behind the caller's house in the 7400 block of S. Perry in the Park Manor neighborhood, part of the Greater Grand Crossing community area.

The teen was suffering from gunshot wounds to the back and leg. He was taken to the University of Chicago hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

A 9mm handgun with an extended clip was also discovered along with 4 rounds. Minutes prior, there was a report of a shooting near the expressway in which approximately 12 rounds were fired.

While it's unclear if the teen was involved in that incident, Area One detectives are investigating.

No one is in custody.



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