Two teens were killed and a third wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Grand Crossing neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.
The shooting happened about 3:35 p.m. near the corner of 76th Street and Dorchester Avenue, where the three teens were standing when someone in a passing gray Ford Explorer fired at them, said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a Chicago police spokeswoman. No one was in custody.
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the head and a 17-year-old girl in the chest. Both were pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, authorities said. A third boy, 16, was shot in the hand and was taken in good condition to St. Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center. Police believe the shooting was gang related.
An orange glove remained behind in an alley where paramedics treated one of the three teens. Police tied tape to trees and fences to close off Dorchester south of an alley that parallels 76th Street, including a vacant lot adjacent to the intersection.
The three teens were among at least 10 people shot across Chicago during a nearly 14-hour stretch starting about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday:
A male, whose age was not available, was shot at 8:21 p.m. on the 4600 block of South Talman Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said. No other details were available.
At 8:20 p.m. a man in his 20s was shot on the 2000 block of West 52nd Place in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said. According to preliminary information the man was in critical condition and no other information was available.