18-Year-Old Charged In Dunbar High Shootings

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    Georgio Dukes, 18, was arrested at his home and charged with five counts of felony aggravated battery with a firearm.

    A South Side teenager has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting outside Dunbar Vocational Career Academy last week that left five teenage boys wounded.

    Five Injured in Shooting Outside Dunbar High

    [CHI] Five Injured in Shooting Outside Dunbar High
    Witness: "I heard at least 12 gunshots, which, and then I heard people screaming and running, that's what made me go outside and look, and I saw the kids running."

    Georgio Dukes, 18, of the 6100 block of South Kimbark Avenue, was arrested at his home and charged with five counts of felony aggravated battery with a firearm on Wednesday, police said. He's scheduled to appear in bond court later Friday.

    Witnesses to the shooting identified Dukes as an offender in the Jan. 9 attack outside Dunbar High, 3000 S. King Drive, police said.

    Dunbar High School Shooting 1

    [CHI] Dunbar High School Shooting 1
    Emergency response outside school.

    Seven ambulances and 200 police responded to the Dunbar campus at about 8 p.m. last Friday after multiple shots were fired as students were leaving a basketball game, according to a Prairie District police sergeant.

    Five teenage boys were taken to area hospitals. Three teens hospitalized in serious to critical condition and two others were in fair condition, a Chicago Fire Department spokesperson said after the shooting. The injured were taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

    Police said early Friday all the victims were treated with non-life-threatening injuries.

    A sixth victim, a female trampled in the melee, was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in good condition.