“This Is Not the Wild, Wild West”

Shooting outside South Side school leaves one dead, one wounded

Two men dropping a student off at a South Side school were shot Friday afternoon outside the building, authorities said. One was killed.

The wounded man fled into the building at 4934 S. Wabash., which houses two high schools --  DuSable Leadership and Bronzeville Scholastic -- and the Daniel Hale Williams elementary school. He was then transported to Stroger Hospital in serious to critical condition.

The slain man was in the passenger seat of a dark blue Dodge Charger, parked on Wabash about 200 feet from the school's main entrance.

Police News Affairs Officer JoAnn Taylor said the victims were both 19 years old.  The student who was dropped off was not hurt.

The shooter "engages two targets, runs down the street, almost at high noon, shooting at them," Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said. "He gets in a car and drives away. This is not the Wild, Wild West. This is Chicago, Ill. We’ve got to get some sort of peace back to the streets here."

Several bullet casings sat in the street with police evidence markers resting nearby, a witness said, adding that students from one of three schools in the building got out at 1 p.m. to pick up caps and gowns for their Monday graduation.

Students were still in class when the shots were fired, and they peered out windows to see what happened.  They were dismissed out the school's State Street entrances once a lockdown was lifted, said CPS spokeswoman Monique Bond

"At this time we have no information to indicate that any students are involved," Bond said.

Taylor said that as of 2:10 p.m. no one was in custody.  Police are checking surveillance cameras in the area.

Wentworth Area detectives are investigating.

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