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4 teens shot: 1 dead, 3 critical in Washington Park shooting

Four teenagers were shot while riding in a vehicle on the city's south side Sunday afternoon on the first day of 2023.

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4 teens shot: 1 dead, 3 critical in Washington Park shooting
Four teenagers riding in a silver KIA that had previously been reported stolen were shot Sunday afternoon in the Washington Park neighborhood. One of the teens driving the car was killed, while the other three passengers are all in critical condition.

WASHINGTON PARK, CHICAGO - Chicago Police reported four teenagers were shot while riding in a vehicle on the city's south side Sunday afternoon on the first day of 2023. One of the teens died at the scene having been shot 16 times. The other three are in critical condition.

The shooting happened around 1:20 p.m. Sunday afternoon on the 5600 block of S. Prairie Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood on the city's south side.

Police said four (4) teenage victims were riding in a silver KIA sedan that was heading southbound on Prairie Avenue when another vehicle pulled up alongside. An unknown offender inside that vehicle fired shots into the silver KIA, believed to be from a rifle, striking all four of the teenagers.

The victims and their injuries are as follows:

  • 14-year-old male. Multiple gunshots to the body. Critical condition at Comer Children's Hospital.
  • 15-year-old male. Multiple gunshots to the body. Critical condition at Comer Children's Hospital.
  • 17-year-old male. Multiple gunshot wounds to the body. Critical condition at University of Chicago Hospital.
  • 17-year-old male. Shot sixteen (16) times to the body. Pronounced dead at the scene.

There is no one in custody but officials did say they recovered a weapon at the scene inside the car the victims were driving, which was also reported stolen on December 30th, according to @SPOTNEWSonIG and other scanner traffic listeners.

Police also reportedly found rifle rounds in the street, though no rifle has been recovered, yet.

Area One Detectives are investigating.


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