2 Teens Shot By Red Line Station

Two teenagers have died after they were shot Wednesday afternoon near the 35th Street Red Line station, according to Chicago police.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said preliminary investigation indicated there was a verbal altercation in the area of Youth Connections Charter School, an alternative school for 16 to 21-year-olds, located near the intersection of 35th and State Streets. Johnson said people fled the area westbound down 35th Street and ended up near the intersection of 35th and LaSalle Streets, where gunfire erupted.

Johnson said there were up to three gunmen and two male victims. The 17-year-old victim was shot in the chest, abdomen and face and was transported to Stroger Hospital. The 16-year-old was taken to University of Chicago Hospital.

Both teens were pronounced dead at about 6 p.m.

Police said the offenders then fled in a Beige Ford Explorer.


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