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Teen Critically Hurt, Relative Hit By Stray Bullet On NW Side

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CHICAGO (STMW) — A teenage boy was critically hurt and an errant bullet hit his relative during a gang-related shooting early Saturday in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood.

The boy, 17, was outside in the 2100 block of North Mulligan Avenue at 3:10 a.m. when a suspect approached and started shooting, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

The teen ran into the backyard of a home there, and the shooter chased him, Greer said.

The boy was shot in the lower back and ran into the house where he collapsed, police said. He was taken in critical condition to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

During the pursuit, a bullet went through the window and hit a 53-year-old man inside, who is related to the teen, police said.

The older man was shot in the leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.

Authorities know the identity of the suspected shooter, but that person is not in custody early Saturday, police said.

Area North detectives are investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)