CHICAGO (STMW) — A 15-year-old boy was critically wounded in a shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday night on the South Side.

The teenager was shot multiple times about 8:05 p.m. in the 4600 block of South Damen Avenue, said police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien, citing preliminary information.

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Paramedics took the boy to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, according to Fire Media Affairs.

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Area Central detectives are investigating.

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