Teenager seriously injured in Aurora shooting

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A 16-year-old boy was seriously injured in a shooting Thursday night in west suburban Aurora.

Two boys, both 16, were walking north on Farnsworth Avenue near Dearborn Avenue about 8:20 p.m. when two males wearing ski masks walked up to them, according to a statement from Aurora police.

They made a “gang-related statement” to the boys before one of them produced a handgun and opened fire. One of the boys was shot multiple times, police said. The other had multiple bullets pass through his clothes but was not hit.

The suspects then ran westbound on Dearborn, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery for gunshot wounds that were serious but apparently non-life-threatening, according to police.

The suspects are described as Hispanic males between 17 -20 who had medium builds and were about 5-foot-9, police said. They were wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information should call police at (630) 256-5500. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000.

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