Brothers, ages 12 and 14, shot while riding in car in Irving Park

A 14-year-old boy was critically wounded and his 12-year-old brother was also shot as they rode in a car in the Irving Park neighborhood Friday night, according to a CPD report. No arrests have been made.

The boys were in the back seat of a vehicle traveling north on Albany Avenue just south of Montrose when someone opened fire on their car from a silver SUV around 11:40 p.m., the report said.

One bullet struck the 14-year-old in the back of his neck. Another round struck the younger boy in his left leg. The woman who was driving them was not injured, police said.

Police found the car pulled over on the 3300 block of West Lawrence. Officers applied a tourniquet to the 12-year-old’s leg and transported both boys to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in CPD squad cars.

Investigators found about a dozen shell casings on the 4300 block of North Albany, an officer said. The car the boys were riding in had several bullet holes in it.

Area Five detectives are handling the investigation.

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