A man was shot and seriously wounded Thursday afternoon in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
The 20-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen about 6:20 p.m. in the 1200 block of North Parkside, police said.
He took himself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was listed in serious condition, police said.
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