17-year-old shot in the leg in East Garfield Park

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A 17-year-old boy suffered a leg wound in a shooting Monday night in East Garfield Park.

It happened around 10:10 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Monroe Street, according to the police, who said he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

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