Boy, 13, shot in the back in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood

A 13-year-old boy was hospitalized after sustaining two gunshot wounds to his back in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the city's South Side, police said.

The teen was riding a bicycle with others on the 8600 block of South Aberdeen Street just after 7 p.m. when he was approached by a gunman who opened fire in his direction and then fled, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

The teen was taken to the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital in serious-to-critical conditoin, but his condition had later stabilized, authorities said.

No one was in custody as Area South detectives investigated, Estrada said.

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