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2 teens charged in armed robbery in Austin where 1 was shot

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Two teenage boys were charged with the armed robbery of a 28-year-old man who pulled out his own gun Saturday afternoon and shot one of them.

The boys, ages 15 and 17, were among a group of four who robbed the man about 3:25 p.m. in the 100 block of North Leamington, according to Chicago police. The man pulled out a handgun and shot the younger boy in his elbow.

The three other males ran off with the man’s cellphone and $300, according to police. The 17-year-old was later located.

The 15-year-old didn’t leave the scene of the robbery and was later taken to Loretto Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

On Sunday, police said the two boys had been charged with a felony count of armed robbery with a firearm.

The man who shot the teen wasn’t charged, police said. He was a concealed carry holder.