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Teen shot while attempting to rob man in Lawndale

The teen approached a 32-year-old man in the 3900 block of West Lexington Street, pointed a gun and demanded his belongings, Chicago police said.

A man was fatally shot Sept. 1, 2021, in Roseland.
A teen was shot July 3, 2021 in Lawndale while attempting to rob a man.
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A 17-year-old boy was attempting to rob someone Saturday night in Lawndale when an altercation ensued and the gun went off, striking the teen in the arm.

About 8:30 p.m. the teen approached a 32-year-old man in the 3900 block of West Lexington Street, pointed a gun and demanded his belongings, Chicago police said.

The man lunged at the teen's weapon, and during the struggle, the firearm discharged striking the 17-year-old in the arm, police said.

The teen was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.

Area Four detectives are investigating.