15-year-old boy shot in leg in Washington Park

He was standing outside about 2 p.m. in the 300 block of East 56th Street when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, Chicago police said.

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A 15-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting Aug. 6, 2021, in South Shore.

A teenage boy was shot June 22, 2021, in Washington Park.

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A 15-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting Tuesday in Washington Park on the South Side.

He was standing outside about 2 p.m. in the 300 block of East 56th Street when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, Chicago police said.

The teen was struck in the leg and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition, police said.

Area One detectives are investigating.

On Monday, a 4-year-old boy and a teen were wounded in a possible accidental shooting in an apartment in Woodlawn.

Earlier in June, the Sun-Times reported that children are dying of gun violence in Chicago at a rate three times higher than last year.

Eleven children aged 15 or younger have been shot dead so far this year, according to Sun-Times records.

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