CHICAGO (CBS) — Two teenage boys — both 16 years old — were wounded in separate shootings less than a mile away from each other and 10 minutes apart early Friday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side.
The first shooting happened at 12:20 a.m. inside Alice’s Bar-B-Que, 65 E. 43rd St., police said. Two males entered the restaurant and opened fire, police said. The 16-year-old tried to run away, but was shot in the head and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, according to police.READ MORE: Law Professor Sharon Fairley: Derek Chauvin Verdict In George Floyd's Death Will Be 'Defining Moment' For Many Young People, Sends Message About What's Possible In Chicago
Ten minutes later, at 12:30 a.m., another teen was shot in an alley in the 400 block of East 45th Place, police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition, police said.READ MORE: Anxiety, Then Relief At South Side Shoeshine Shop As Guilty Verdict Is Read Against Derek Chauvin In Death Of George Floyd
Police could not confirm whether the two shootings were related early Friday.MORE NEWS: 2 CPD Officers Hurt In Collision Involving Police Vehicle, Jeep
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