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Two teens in critical condition, 1 young adult wounded, shot while driving Monday night

Police said three victims, age 14, 17, and 18 were driving when someone in another car fired shots. The 14-year-old and 17-year-old are in critical condition this morning.

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Two teens in critical condition, 1 young adult wounded, shot while driving Monday night

CHICAGO - Two teens are in critical condition Tuesday morning after they were shot driving on the city's south side last night, authorities said.

The incident happened around 9:20 p.m. in the 500 block of W. Garfield Boulevard, which runs the border of the Englewood and New City neighborhoods on the city's south side.

Police said three victims, age 14, 17, and 18 were driving eastbound on the above block when someone in another car fired shots. The victims were able to drive to the 2nd District Police station where the Chicago Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services responded.

The victim's statuses are as follows:

  • Victim #1: 14-year-old male. Shot in the face and neck. Taken to Comers Children's Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
  • Victim #2: 17-year old female. Shot in the face. Taken to University of Chicago in critical condition.
  • Victim #3: 18-year-old male. Graze wound to the shoulder. Taken to University of Chicago in good condition.

There is no one in custody and Area One detectives are investigating.


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