16-year-old boy shot while driving in West Garfield Park

The teen was at a traffic light in the 300 block of North Hamlin Avenue when a car stopped next to him and someone inside opened fire.

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A teen was shot Sunday morning while driving on the West Side.

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A 16-year-old boy was shot and wounded Sunday morning in West Garfield Park on the West Side.

The teen was a traffic light about 4:10 a.m. in the 300 block of North Hamlin Avenue when a dark-colored vehicle stopped next to him and someone inside opened fire, striking him in the left calf, Chicago police said.

The boy self-transported to Rush University Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

No one was in custody.

About 3:20 a.m. Saturday, a teen was in the 2900 block of North Halsted Street when he was shot in the back, police said.

He walked into Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

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