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Teen shot in leg near Chinatown Red Line station

The 16-year-old was shot in the leg and ran into the Cermak Red Line station to get help, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

A 16-year-old boy was injured by gunfire Sept. 11, 2020, near the Cermak Red Line station in Chinatown.
A 16-year-old boy was injured by gunfire Sept. 11, 2020, near the Cermak Red Line station in Chinatown.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times file photo

A teenage boy was injured in a shooting Friday near the Cermak Red Line station in Chinatown on the Near South Side.

The 16-year-old told investigators he couldn’t remember where he was or what he was doing when he saw a black SUV approached and heard gunshots at 3:08 a.m., according to Chicago police.

He was struck in the leg and ran into the train station in the 100 block of West Cermak Road to get help, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

No one is in custody as Area One detectives investigate.

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