Two Teens Shot Near Hirsch High

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    Police scour the area near Hirsch Metro High School, in Chicago's Grand Crossing neighborhood, after two people were shot shortly after classes dismissed on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010.

    Two teens were shot near a South Side school shortly after classes were dismissed Thursday afternoon, police said.

    The teens, ages 15 and 18, were shot about a block away from Hirsch Metropolitan High School, located in the 7700 block of S. Ingleside Avenue in Chicago's Grand Crossing neighborhood

    Anthony Carter, 18, was shot in the leg while the 15-year-old suffered a graze wound.  Both were taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, authorities said.

    Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Monique Bond said the teens were not CPS students.

    A woman who lives across the street from the school described the block as a "war zone."  Ingrid Rice said the shooting is ".. a waste.  A waste of innocent young life.  It's frustrating."

    No one is in custody.

    Classes at Chicago Public Schools just began on Tuesday, but already there's been a spate of violence.

    At about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, two Bowen High School students were shot, one fatally, just blocks away from the South Side neighborhood school.  

    At about the same time, a school teacher at Pickard Elementary School, in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, was stabbed in the shoulder while attempting to break up a fight.

    Less than four hours later, two teens were shot in an apparent gang-related drive-by in Chicago's Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the city's Northwest Side.