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Man Tried To Lure Boy Into His Car In Portage Park, Police Say

The boy ran off, police said.

A 14-year-old girl who was shot in the head Wednesday was listed in critical condition at Comer Children’s Hospital, officials said.
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CHICAGO — A man tried to lure a boy to his car Saturday in Portage Park, police said.

At 1:45 p.m., the boy was walking south in the 3800 block of North Melvina Avenue when a man in a car blocked the boy’s path, police said. The man motioned for the boy to come toward him and the boy ran off.

The man was white, 60-70 years old and had gray, short hair, police said. He wore a brown jacket and was driving a gray car.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call police at 312-744-8200.