Updated: May 18, 2013 8:09PM
A boy was shot and wounded Friday night outside Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie.
The Skokie police would not give the boy’s age or most other details of what happened, other than to say it occurred around 9:45 p.m. and that the boy was shot in the abdomen and hospitalized.
A carnival was being held just west of Old Orchard at Niles North High School.
Police from several neighboring municipalities and the Cook County Sheriff’s Department also were called to the busy mall after the shooting, and a major part of the mall’s parking lot was sealed off and Golf Road was was closed to westbound traffic.
Skokie police said they wouldn’t say anything more about the shooting until Monday.