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Teen Riding in CTA Bus Among 2 Shot After Gas Station Fight: Cops

A 13-year-old boy was shot while he was riding on a CTA bus on Chicago's South Side after a fight ended in gunfire, that also wounded a 28-year-old man, at a nearby gas station, authorities said.

The shootings happened near 79th Street and Ashland Avenue about 4 p.m., authorities said. 

A "physical altercation" between three people in a gas station ended in gunfire that struck the teen and a 28-year-old man--neither of which were the intended targets, Chicago police said. The gunman shot the man in the ankle and then opened fire in the direction of a nearby bus, where the teenage boy was hit in the neck, police said. 

The bus involved in the situation was the #9A Ashland bus, the CTA confirmed.

It was unclear if either victim was on the bus when they were shot.

The teen was taken to Comer Children's Hospital in serious condition. The man was taken to Holy Cross where his condition had stabilized.

Ahsland Avenue buses were temporarily being rerouted at 76th, Loomis and 79th. 79th Street buses were rerouted at Damen, 76th, Loomis and 9th.

No other details were immediately available. 

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