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16-year-old girl dies after Near West Side shooting

Another teenager has died after a shooting over the weekend on the city's Near West Side, authorities said Monday.

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16-year-old girl dies after Near West Side shooting

CHICAGO - Another teenager has died after a shooting over the weekend on the city's Near West Side, authorities said Monday.

Shortly before 6:00 p.m. Friday evening, a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy were both inside a residence on the 100 block of N. Oakley in the West Town neighborhood on the city's Near West Side when they were hit by gunfire that came from outside.

The girl was struck in the head and rushed to Stroger Hospital where she was initially listed in critical condition on Friday night. The boy was also sent to Stroger but he reportedly had a graze wound to the buttocks and was in good condition.

Authorities reported Monday that the girl died from her injuries sometime on Saturday.

There is no one in custody in the shooting, which now becomes a homicide investigation.


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