Police: Boy, 16, shot in the face in North Lawndale

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Saturday, December 3, 2016
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A 16-year-old boy is in critical condition at Mt. Sinai Hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the face.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police said a 16-year-old boy was shot in the face in the city's North Lawndale neighborhood Friday evening.

The teen was shot shortly after 6 p.m. in the 1500-block of South Kedzie Avenue, police said. He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

Police said the victim was inside a basement apartment with two other people, who heard a gunshot. The victim was immediately rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Further details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting were unclear.