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16-year-old boy shot while riding bike in West Elsdon

The teen dropped his bike and ran as someone in a Jeep opened fire, striking him in the leg, police said.

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A 16-year-old boy was shot Sunday while riding a bike in West Elsdon on the Southwest Side.

He was riding in the 3600 block of West 56th Street when he noticed a white Jeep Wrangler quickly drive by about 1:45 p.m., Chicago police said.

The teen dropped his bike, ran and someone opened fire, striking him in the leg, police said.

He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said.

Area One detectives are investigating.