Two teenagers were wounded, one fatally, within minutes of each other this afternoon in separate shootings on the South Side in the city’s Back of the Yards and Chatham neighborhoods.
The first shooting happened about 12:23 p.m. on the 5000 block of South Peoria Street where a 17-year-old boy was shot in his leg. There was no immediate information available about his condition or where he was taken for treatment, police said.
Three minutes later in the Chatham neighborhood, Jalen Armstrong of the 8000 block of South Ingleside Avenue was shot in the groin on the 8100 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, police said.
Police responded to a call of shots fired in the area and found the man with a gunshot wound to his body, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.
Armstrong, 17, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was later pronounced dead at 1:35 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
No one was in custody for either shooting. Area South detectives were investigating.
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