15-Year-Old Shot in Chicago’s Austin Neighborhood

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Written By Lori Walker

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A 15-year-old boy in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood is fighting for his life after being shot on Saturday, highlighting the ongoing problem of gun violence in the city.

The incident occurred on North Lavergine Avenue around 5:30 p.m., as reported by the Chicago Tribune. Police found the teenager with a gunshot wound and a graze to the chest. He was in critical condition and quickly taken to Stroger Hospital for urgent medical treatment.

The seriousness of his condition underscores the gravity of the situation. Meanwhile, his loved ones can only wait anxiously for updates on his condition.

No suspect has been apprehended yet, and the identity of the shooter remains unknown amidst the bustling city, according to law enforcement.

Area Four detectives are leading the investigation, but details are sparse as the community watches another tragic episode unfold—a familiar narrative in a city plagued by such violence.

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