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13- And 14-Year-Old Critically Wounded In South Chicago Shooting April 27, 2021

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two young teens were shot and critically wounded Monday night in the South Chicago neighborhood.

The victims, ages 13 and 14, were walking on the sidewalk in the 8200 block of South Coles Avenue at 9:30 p.m., when a red Jeep Cherokee went by and someone inside fired shots and then the driver drove off, police said.

The 13-year-old – gender unspecified – was taken to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition with gunshots to the back and abdomen.

The 14-year-old, a boy, was taken to the U of C Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen, also in critical condition.

There was no one in custody late Monday night. Area Two detectives were investigating.

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