Boy, 13, shot while trying to steal car in Chicago, police say

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CHICAGO — A boy was gunned down Sunday afternoon in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood after allegedly attempting to steal a car, police said.

At about 2:35 p.m., a 13-year-old boy broke into a Kia and was confronted by the car’s 26-year-old owner, according to a report from the Chicago Police Department.

The car owner pulled out a handgun and fired at the 13-year-old, police said. The boy was shot in the leg and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital.

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According to the report, the car owner has been arrested for questioning.

Police said they found weapons belonging to both the teen and the 26-year-old man.

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