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Tribune photo illustration (Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune)

A boy who was shot in the leg this morning on the South Side was taken to a hospital, police said.

Someone shot the boy, who is 15 or 16, about 11 a.m. in the 7300 block of South Merrill Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

He was taken to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized, Sullivan said.

Police are investigating, but the victim was not being cooperative with investigators.

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