Boy, 14, Critically Wounded in North Lawndale Shooting

The teen's name was not publicly released as of 7:30 a.m.

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    Fourteen-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the lower back. NBC Chicago's Susan Carlson reports for the NBC 5 NEWS TODAY on June 18, 2014 (Published Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014)

    A 14-year-old boy was critically wounded during a Tuesday night shooting in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood.

    The teenager was standing on the sidewalk in the 1400 block of South Drake Avenue, on the city's west side, at about 10:25 p.m. when a male approached on foot and shot him, police said.

    The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the lower back.

    Police worked late into the night, gathering evidence from the crime scene. Detectives were seen walking in and out of a nearby three-story apartment building.

    The teen's name was not publicly released as of 7:30 a.m.

    The shooting happened just one day after the neighborhood was swarmed with media covering a proposal for President Barack Obama's presidential library about a mile away.

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