CHICAGO (STMW) — A 17-year-old boy was shot in the back Wednesday night in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood.

He was walking in the 6400 block of South Ellis Avenue about 7 p.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, according to Chicago Police.

The boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.

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