Boy, 16, wounded in South Chicago drive-by shooting

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A teenage boy was wounded in a drive-by shooting in the South Chicago neighborhood.

The 16-year-old was standing on a sidewalk Tuesday in the 8500 block of South Escanaba Avenue when a dark-colored vehicle drove up and someone inside fired shots, Chicago police said.

The boy was struck in the back about 12:55 p.m. and took himself to Trinity Hospital, police said. His condition was stabilized and he was being transferred to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Area South detectives are investigating.