Tragedy struck Chicago’s West Side on Friday when two teenagers were killed and two more seriously injured in a shooting near their high school.
At a news conference, Chicago Police Chief David Brown unmasked that the four boys shot near Benito Juarez High School were 16 years of age.
A spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department declared that those wounded were immediately transported to a nearby medical center, where one of them was sadly announced dead on arrival. Additionally, another boy is in serious condition while a male and female are currently stable with injuries that do not endanger their lives.
I’m at Benito Juarez High School in Pilsen, where four students were just shot, for @chicagotribune. One is dead, police told us. Officers just set down evidence markers right outside the Chicago school’s building. pic.twitter.com/0IFAa8TJLj— Jake Sheridan (@JakeSheridan_) December 16, 2022
Social media users shared video clips showing the presence of the police at the scene of the shooting near the school
“We want to pray for the victims,” Chicago Schools CEO Pedro Martinez said at a “We want to pray for the victims,” Chicago Schools CEO Pedro Martinez said at a school community is our top priority”
Last July, north of Chicago witnessed a shooting incident targeting a procession of Independence Day celebrations, killing 6 people and wounding 24 others.