Two Teens Shot in South Shore | NBC Chicago

Two Teens Shot in South Shore

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



    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. (Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014)

    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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