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16-Year-Old Shot Along Mexican Independence Parade Route In Joliet

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Joliet police are searching for a gunman who shot a 16-year-old near the Mexican Independence Parade Saturday afternoon, police confirmed.

Just before 2 p.m. officers responded to Collins Street and Elwood Avenue to find the 16-year-old shot in the calf with non-life threatening injuries.

Joliet Parade Shooting
(Credit: Joliet Police Department)

Surveillance video shows a gunman firing a handgun at the victim, who then runs east through an alley.

Police said the the suspect appears to be a white or Hispanic male with a thin build last seen wearing a black t-shirt with white lettering and blue jeans.

Anyone who knows the identity of the person in the photo is asked to call Det. Don McKinney at (815)724-3385 or the Joliet Investigation Unit at (815)724-3020. Anyone with information can also call Will County Crime Stoppers at (800)323-6734 or reach out online at to remain anonymous.

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