Boy, 16, shot on Brainerd sidewalk

The teen was shot in the chest and abdomen as he stood in the 9400 block of South Ashland, police said.

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A teen boy is in critical condition after he was shot Dec. 31, 2019, in the 9400 block of South Ashland Avenue.

A teen boy is in critical condition after he was shot Dec. 31, 2019, in the 9400 block of South Ashland Avenue.

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A 16-year-old boy was critically wounded Tuesday when he was shot in Brainerd on the South Side.

He was standing on the sidewalk about 2:25 p.m. in the 9400 block of South Ashland Avenue when a male approached him, Chicago police said. The male pulled out a firearm and shot him in the chest and abdomen.

The teen was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, police said.

Area South detectives are investigating.

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