Two teens injured, 1 killed in shooting near Chicago high school


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Two teens were wounded and one was killed in a shooting near a high school in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, law enforcement officials confirmed during a press conference.

Police confirmed the teens were walking when a vehicle pulled up, and someone got out and shot them all.

Fire officials later confirmed that three teens were wounded in the shooting, two 16-year-olds and one victim under the age of 15.

The identities of the teens have yet to be released, but officials confirmed all three attended Nicholas Senn High School. 

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Scene from fatal shooting that left one teen dead, two others injured

Three teens were shot near a high school in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said. One of the teens died. (Fox 32 Chicago)

“The City of Chicago continues to grieve, and our hearts are heavy as these tragic shootings happen way too often,” Mayor Brandon Johnson said during a press conference. “This hurts, and I know our city is hurting.”

No suspects were reported in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

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Chicago police officers

At a news conference Wednesday evening, Chicago Police Supt. Larry Snelling said three teenagers – all 15 or 16 years old – were walking along Thorndale Avenue when a vehicle pulled up, and someone got out and shot them all. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images))

There is no motive at this point, but officials believe the three students were all targeted. 

This shooting comes just five days after two teenage boys were shot and killed in broad daylight in the Loop.

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Bullet casings litter the street as police investigate the scene of a shooting on West Congress Parkway in Chicago, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022.  (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service)

“The individuals who are responsible for this kind of violence – it has to end. The horror and chaos, and the trauma that’s being caused by these individuals who do not value life – the full force of government will be used to bring these individuals to justice,” Mayor Johnson said.

The shooting comes on the same day the Democrat-run city passed a cease-fire resolution, but not in Chicago. 

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