Boy, 17, shot near Lincoln Park High School, police say

Police have detained three people after a 17-year-old boy was shot outside Lincoln Park High School on Tuesday evening. The victim is in good condition with a graze wound to his arm, police said.

He was near the school’s parking lot on the 2000 block of North Burling around 7:30 p.m. when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been hit, according to a CPD report. Witnesses flagged down police, who quickly broadcast descriptions of three suspects who were seen running through Oz Park after the shooting.

Cops found five shell casings in an area that they described as the Lincoln Park High School “courtyard.”

Officers took three suspects into custody on the Armitage Brown Line platform after CPD camera operators saw people matching the offenders’ descriptions entering the CTA station around 7:40 p.m. Police recovered a firearm from one of the suspects.

Police said the victim sought treatment on his own at Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Area Three detectives are investigating.

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