CHICAGO - Another teenager was shot and killed in the South Shore neighborhood this morning while walking to school and, hours later, another person was killed just half a mile away, authorities said.
The first incident happened this morning around 8:30 a.m. on the 1900 block of E. 79th Street in the South Shore neighborhood on the city's south side.
Police said a 17-year-old male was walking to school when an unknown person began following him. The offender reportedly followed the teen to the above block when opened fire.
The teen victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He was rushed to University of Chicago Hospital but he was pronounced dead.
No other injuries were reported in that incident and the offender fled the scene.
Hours later, around 1:23 p.m., another homicide was reported on the 7800 block of S. Luella, also in the South Shore neighborhood. The location of the second incident is approximately half a mile from the location of the first incident.
In the second incident, police reported that a male victim of unknown age, was near the sidewalk when he was shot in both the body and the head. The second victim was also rushed to University of Chicago Hospital where he was initially reported in critical conditon, but he later died from his injuries.
There are no offenders in custody in either incident. Area Detectives are investigating.
While police have not yet indicated the two incidents are related, witnesses to at least the second incident indicated that it appeared to be targeted.
According to statistics tracked by HeyJackass.com, the South Shore neighborhood is the 4th most violent neighborhood in the city, recording 36 homicides and an additional 109 people shot and wounded so far this year in South Shore alone.
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