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2 charged after boy shot during Woodlawn burglary

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Two boys have been charged after a man shot one of them during a burglary Sunday morning in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.

The boys, ages 11 and 16, have each been charged with one felony count of residential burglary, according to Chicago Police.

At 8:26 a.m., a 61-year-old man went to a residence under renovation in the 6600 block of South Rhodes, police said. When he arrived at the home, he found the door open and went inside to investigate. Inside the home, he confronted the boys and shot the teenager in the lower back and right hand.

Both boys ran from the home, but were taken into custody nearby, police said.

The teenager was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said. The younger boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital for treatment of a laceration to his head. It was not immediately known if he suffered the injury inside the home or during his arrest.

The 61-year-old had a valid state concealed carry license and he was not charged in connection with the shooting, police said.

The boys are scheduled to appear in juvenile court Oct. 10, police said.