2 boys wounded in Washington Park shooting

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Chicago Police investigate the scene where two people where shot, Friday night, in the 5300 block of South Calumet, in the Washington Park neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Two boys were running on a sidewalk when they were struck by gunfire Friday in Washington Park on the South Side.

The boys, ages 13 and 14, told investigators they heard shots and realized they were hit, Chicago police said.

The shooting happened about 9:15 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Calumet Avenue, according to police.

They were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, each with a gunshot wound to their thighs, police said. Both of their conditions were stabilized.

Just over an hour earlier, a man was shot and wounded nearby in the 5100 block of South Calumet Avenue.

The man took himself to the University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his back, police said.

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