Two Bowen High Students Shot, One Fatally

Thursday, Sep 9, 2010  |  Updated 8:06 AM CDT
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A Bowen High School sophomore was killed and another student was seriously injured in a Wednesday afternoon shooting just blocks from the South Chicago neighborhood school.

DeAntonio Goss, 16, died at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County after being shot in the chest and leg, Chicago police said.

Goss and another teen were shot about 2:45 p.m. near the 8600 block of South Saginaw Avenue, said police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti said.

Goss was wearing his school uniform when he was shot.  HIs family tells NBC Chicago the shooting may have stemmed from a lunchtime argument.

"They were from this school, I guess, because they had their little green sweaters on and they were walking this way," said neighbor Tim Bledsoe.  "The crowd down there didn't have on sweaters like they were in school or anything.  They were just standing there on the corner like they were waiting, and as soon as those kids got close enough, I'd say within 100 yards, they just opened fire.  And there was about nine or 10 shots fired, and they were running everywhere."

The 18-year-old was taken in serious to critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and remained in surgery Wednesday evening, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.  Ursitti said the 18-year-old was shot in the buttocks.

Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Monique Bond confirmed that Goss was a sophomore at Bowen High School.  The 18-year-old is a senior at the school, located at 2710 E. 89th St.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating.

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