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2 critical, including 13-year-old boy, in Parkway Gardens shooting

The boy was found injured in a stairwell in the 6400 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Both a 13-year-old and 24-year-old are in critical condition after the shooting, police said.
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Two people were shot and wounded Thursday in Parkway Gardens on the South Side, one them a 13-year-old boy who was left in critical condition.

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert at 3:22 a.m. in the 6300 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, according to the Chicago police, who said they found the boy in the stairwell of an apartment building a block away with a gunshot wound to his lower backside.

The boy was taken to the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. The other shooting victim, a 24-year-old man, was in critical condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to police.

They said the man told officers he doesn’t know the boy and that someone walked up and shot him, then ran away.

The police said the boy give them any information about what happened.

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