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16-year-old boy wounded in West Side double shooting is charged as gunman

Police initially said the teen and a 42-year-old man were shot by someone else Tuesday evening in the 1700 block of North Mango.

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A 16-year-old boy initially identified by police as a victim in a double shooting has been charged as a shooter in the attack.

Police had said the teen and a 42-year-old man were shot by someone else in the street Tuesday evening in the 1700 block of North Mango.

But the boy was later arrested as a suspected shooter at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was being treated for a gunshot wound to his shoulder, police said. He was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm.

The 42-year-old was struck in his leg and taken to West Suburban Medical Center in good condition, police said.

It wasn’t immediately clear how the teen was wounded.