CHICAGO (STMW) — A 13-year-old boy was shot in the South Shore neighborhood Wednesday evening.

The boy was shot in both legs about 7 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Stony Island Avenue, police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.

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Neighbors said they were returning from grocery shopping when the boy’s mother approached them screaming and saying her son had been shot, and she would pay them for a ride to the hospital. The neighbors were preparing to leave Comer about 8:10 p.m. after they had dropped her off.

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The boy’s condition had stabilized early Wednesday night, police said.

A male wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, who police said may be the shooter, was seen running from the area after the shooting, police said.

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