17-year-old shoots self during attempted robbery in Chatham

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A suspected attempted robber shot himself during a robbery Sunday morning in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.

The 17-year-old boy shot himself in the right leg while he was attempting to rob someone in the 8300 block of South Cottage Grove about 10:30 a.m., according to Chicago Police.

He was taken in good condition to Jackson Park Hospital, police said. A second suspect ran away with the gun.

The attempted robbery victim was not injured.

Charges are pending against the suspect as of Sunday afternoon, police said.

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