2 teens critical after shooting on Near West Side


CHICAGO — Two teenagers are in critical condition after a shooting on the city’s Near West Side.

The shooting happened around 6:17 a.m. Friday in the 1800 block of West Maypole. Police said a 17-year-old boy and 18-year-old were getting into a vehicle when the another person approached them.

According to police, the offender pulled out a gun and fired shots at both teens.

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The 17-year-old was shot in the head and transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. The 18-year-old was shot in the chest and also transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

No one is in custody. Area Three detectives are investigating.

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