Sauk Village teen found shot in Chicago Heights parking lot

2012-01-22T20:35:00Z Sauk Village teen found shot in Chicago Heights parking lotBy Lindsay Machak lindsay.machak@nwi.com, (219) 933-3246 nwitimes.com

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Police are investigating a shooting Saturday night that left a 16-year-old Sauk Village boy in critical condition.

Police responded to a call about a "man down" in the parking lot behind the apartments at 450 W. 16th St. at 11:45 p.m. Saturday.

Officers found an unresponsive teen lying face-up with an apparent gunshot wound to the right side of his face, according to a police news release. Police did not release the victim's identity.

The teen was transported to Franciscan St. James Health hospital in Chicago Heights and then flown to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

He was listed in critical condition Sunday night and hadn't been able to communicate with police, said Sgt. Tom Rogers, Chicago Heights chief of detectives.

Police do not think the incident is drug or gang related, Rogers said.

Police ask that anyone with information call Chicago Heights detectives at (708) 756-6534.

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