A teenage boy was discovered in critical condition after a shooting Wednesday night in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
The 17-year-old was found shot at 8:46 p.m. inside an alley in the 3700 block of West Montrose, according to Chicago police.
Witnesses heard gunshots, police said, but no one saw the shooting occur. The boy was unable to speak due to the bullet wound in his back.
He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, police said.
Area North detectives were investigating.