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Boy, 16, Shot In Hermosa

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A 16-year-old boy was shot while riding in a car in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side early Saturday.

About 4:50 a.m., the boy was sitting in the rear passenger’s side seat in a car traveling east in the 4000 block of West Fullerton Avenue when another vehicle pulled up alongside and someone inside flashed gang signs, police said.

The second driver leaned out the window and fired two shots, with one passing through the rear passenger’s side door and ultimately striking the boy in the upper left calf, according to the boy’s family.

The boy — who was one of five people in the car — was driven to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center where he was listed in good condition, police said.

According to family members, the bullet became lodged in between two bones in the boy’s leg and could not be removed.

The other bullet blew out the car’s rear right tire. It was not replaced until the driver arrived at Resurrection, the boy’s family said.

Police said the shooting is thought to be gang-related.

No one was in custody as Area North detectives investigated.

A 16-year-old boy was shot while riding in a car in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side early Saturday.

About 4:50 a.m., the boy was sitting in the rear passenger’s side seat in a car traveling east in the 4000 block of West Fullerton Avenue when another vehicle pulled up alongside and someone inside flashed gang signs, police said.

The second driver leaned out the window and fired two shots, with one passing through the rear passenger’s side door and ultimately striking the boy in the upper left calf, according to the boy’s family.

The boy — who was one of five people in the car — was driven to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center where he was listed in good condition, police said.

According to family members, the bullet became lodged in between two bones in the boy’s leg and could not be removed.

The other bullet blew out the car’s rear right tire. It was not replaced until the driver arrived at Resurrection, the boy’s family said.

Police said the shooting is thought to be gang-related.

No one was in custody as Area North detectives investigated.