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Teen Shoots Himself In Penis After Committing Armed Robbery On Far South Side: Police

By Stephen Gossett in News on Oct 31, 2017 9:11PM

Crime scene tape (Photo by LukaTDB via Shutterstock)

A 19-year-old-man was seriously injured when he shot himself in the penis after committing an armed robbery on Tuesday morning in West Pullman, according to police.

The armed suspect robbed two victims at gunpoint, stealing phones, wallets, and cash, at a business in the 700 block of West 116th Place, at around 6:04 a.m. The man then "fled on foot and subsequently shot himself in the penis," police said.

He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition and placed under police custody.

The offender was transported to Christ Hospital in serious condition, where that offender is in Police custody.

Charges are pending, and detectives continue to investigate, police said.