Boy, 12, shot in Woodlawn park

He was with a group when he was shot in the leg, police said.

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Police investigate the scene where a 12-year-old boy was shot August 14, 2020, in Woodlawn. 

Police investigate the scene where a 12-year-old boy was shot August 14, 2020, in Woodlawn.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A 12-year-old boy was shot at a park Friday in Woodlawn on the South Side.

He was standing with a group of males about 8:10 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Ellis Avenue when he was shot in the leg, Chicago police said. Mamie Till-Mobley Park is in the same block.

The boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in fair condition, police said. He’s the son of a firefighter, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

No arrests have been made as Area One detectives investigate.

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