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4 teens shot, 2 killed after classes let out at Benito Juarez High School in Pilsen

Four teenagers have been shot, one of whom has been killed, after classes let out of Benito Juarez High School in the Pilsen neighborhood on Friday afternoon, according to emergency officials.

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4 teens shot, 2 killed after classes let out at Benito Juarez High School in Pilsen
Benito Juarez High School in the Pilsen neighborhood on the city's Lower West Side.

Update 2: According to police, the two deceased teens are 14 and 15, both shot in the head. The other teo victims are both 15.

Update: According to Supt. David Brown, a second teen has died. The other two victims are in serious condition but their injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

PILSEN, CHICAGO - Four teenagers have been shot, two of whom were killed, after classes let out of Benito Juarez High School in the Pilsen neighborhood on Friday afternoon, according to emergency officials.

The shooting happened around 2:45 p.m. Friday afternoon on the 1400 block of W. Cermak in the Pilsen neighborhood on the city's Lower West Side.

It's unclear exactly where the shooting occurred as CPD Spokesman Tom Ahern said on Twitter that the shooting happened "in the vicinity," while others on the ground said it happened outside the school after classes let out.

The victims and their injuries are reportedly as follows:

  • 14-year-old male. Pronounced dead on arrival at the scene from a gunshot wound to the head.
  • 15-year-old male. Taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head. He later died from his injuries.
  • 15-year-old male. Taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the thigh and shoulder but considered to be non-life-threatening.
  • 15-year-old female. Taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition with a graze wound to the thigh.

There is no one in custody but Chicago Police have announced an "All Clear" for students at the school.

As this is a developing story, we'll update as we know more.


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