Irving Park: Boy, 17, shot while riding in car overnight

A 17-year-old is in fair condition after he was shot while riding in a car in the Irving Park neighborhood early Saturday, police said.

The teen told police he heard gunfire and felt pain in his arm as he rode on the 2900 block of West Montrose around 3:15 a.m. He said he did not see the shooter and he did not know where the shots came from, according to police.

The driver of the car took the victim to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.

Area 5 detectives are investigating. The victim has not had previous contact with police, according to preliminary information from CPD.

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