Two Teens Shot in South Shore

Shooting came just hours after residents, civic leaders gathered to decry Easter weekend violence

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014  |  Updated 8:09 AM CDT
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Lauren Petty reports from The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, where the teens were taken after being wounded in a shooting on East 69th Street.

Lauren Petty reports from The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, where the teens were taken after being wounded in a shooting on East 69th Street.

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Two teen boys were wounded -- one critically -- in a Monday night shooting in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood.

The two boys, ages 14 and 16, were standing on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of East 69th Street about 9:35 p.m. when they heard shots ring out and felt pain, police said.

They were both taken to The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital. The 14-year-old was shot in the back and listed in critical condition, while the 16-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the upper right thigh, police said.

No one was in custody by 5 a.m. as Area Central detectives continued their investigation.

The shooting came just hours after dozens of parents, victims' families, community leaders and elected officials gathered to speak out against violence after a violent Easter weekend that saw nine people shot dead and more than 36 others wounded.

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