Teen in fair condition after shooting in Irving Park neighborhood

A 17-year-old boy is in fair condition after he was shot in the Irving Park neighborhood overnight, police said.

The teen told police he was standing in an alley behind the 4300 block of North Mozart when he heard gunshots and felt pain in his back, according to a CPD statement. He said he did not see the gunman or know where the shots came from.

Personnel at Swedish Hospital called police after the boy showed up for treatment around 12:24 a.m. The teen has a gunshot wound to his lower backside, police said.

Investigators who searched the area near the alleged shooting scene did not locate any evidence of gunfire such as shell casings or damage to buildings. Officers did receive a call of shots fired about two blocks away from the Mozart address earlier in the evening.

Area 5 detectives are investigating. The teen does not have prior contact with CPD, officials said.

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