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Boy, 16, Shot In Chest In Avalon Park

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A 16-year-old boy was seriously wounded and a man was hurt in a shooting Monday afternoon in the South Side Avalon Park neighborhood.

They were shot at 4:18 p.m., as they were sitting in a vehicle in the 8000 block of South Avalon Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco said.

A blue sedan drove up and one of two males inside fired shots at them, Pacheco said.

The 16-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition, Pacheco said. Another man, 21, suffered a graze wound to the left cheek and refused medical attention.

Authorities think the shooting may be gang-related, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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