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Teen Shot In Leg In Albany Park Thursday Afternoon

The teenager took himself to Swedish Covenant Hospital where he was listed in good condition.

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ALBANY PARK — A teenage boy was hospitalized after being shot in the leg in Albany Park Thursday afternoon. 

Around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the 16-year-old was in the 4600 block of North Central Park Avenue when a dark blue car with tinted windows pulled up from an alley on the residential street. 

Someone from inside the car demanded the teenager’s property before pulling out a handgun and shooting him in the leg, police said. 

The teen took himself to Swedish Covenant Hospital where he was listed in good condition. 

No one is in custody and Area North detectives are investigating. Anyone with information should call detectives at 312-744-8261.

After the shooting, Ald. Rossana Rodriguez (33rd) said police assigned tactical units to the area. The alderman said she hopes more information will be available at a CAPS community policing meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Horner Park.

Rodriguez has asked police to share information about this incident and the other recent shootings in the ward. 

“Please join us at the next meeting to discuss what we are experiencing in the ward and hear about police’s plan,” she said.

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