Teens Shot Near South Shore High School

Students' are in stable condition, says police commander

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    Two students were in serious-to-critical condition Monday afternoon after being shot near South Shore High School.

    The students, a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old, were near a bus stop at E. 75th Street and S. Constance Avenue shortly before 3 p.m. when they were approached by a group of other young men, said anti-violence community activist Andrew Holmes.

    At some point, one of the young men from the group pulled a revolver and shot the two students, said Holmes.  One of the wounded teens flagged down a Route 75 Chicago Transit Authority bus after being shot. 

    The driver stopped and called the CTA and police to notify them of the shooting, said agency spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski.

    One of the teens was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the other to Advocate Christ Medical Center, according to Fire Media Affairs director Larry Langford.

    District 3 police commander Christopher Fletcher said the teens were in stable condition.

    Authorities said a public surveillance camera and a camera on the bus may have recorded the incident.