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Boy, 17, shot self in foot in North Kenwood

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A teenage boy suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday night in the North Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side.

The 17-year-old shot himself in the foot about 5:50 p.m. in the 4600 block of South Ellis, Chicago Police said.

Police originally reported that the victim was walking down the street when he heard shots and felt pain. About 8:20 p.m. police said the gunshot wound was self inflicted.

He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, police said.