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Teen Boys, 13 and 14, Critically Hurt in South Chicago Shooting

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Two teenage boys were critically hurt in a shooting Monday night in the South Chicago neighborhood, according to police.

The 13-year-old and 14-year-old were walking on the sidewalk about 9:30 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Coles Avenue when someone in a red Cherokee Jeep fired shots and fled the scene, Chicago police said.

The 13-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to the back and abdomen and was transported to Comers Children’s Hospital in critical condition, authorities said.

The 14-year-old was struck in the chest and abdomen and taken to the University of Chicago Hospital, also in critical condition, according to police.

No one is in custody, police said. Area Two detectives are investigating the shooting.

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