Boy shot near Old Orchard Mall

A boy was shot in the abdomen near the Old Orchard Mall in Skokie Friday night, police said.

Police responding to a call of shots fired in the 4800 to 4900 blocks of Golf Road about 9:45 p.m. found a “male juvenile” on the ground, shot in the abdomen, police said in a news release. Police did not disclose the boy’s age, and a juvenile is defined as anyone under age 18 in Illinois.

The victim was taken to an area hospital to be treated, and his condition had stabilized, according to the news release.

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Police respond to the Old Orchard Mall Friday evening. (Peter Nickeas / Chicago Tribune / May 17, 2013)

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