School Placed On Lockdown After Shooting

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon near Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School in West Englewood.

Police said around 3 p.m., the 40-year-old man was shot at 60th Street and Wolcott Avenue. An unknown man came up, took out a gun, and shot the man in various parts of his body, police said.

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The man was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The school was placed on lockdown after the shooting. The lockdown was lifted after a short time.

Parent Areli Varela-Coleman spoke to her daughter during the lockdown.

“Pretty nerve-wracking and very scary, but I just was talking to her, telling her to stay calm and was asking where she was at, and she was just telling me that the school was on lockdown and she was in her classroom with her friends, and so with that, I was comforted knowing everything was OK.

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The shooting comes just two weeks after two teenagers who are on the swim team at the school were robbed and one of them was also shot.

Police said a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy were on the sidewalk outside the school at 61st Street and Wolcott Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, headed to a parked car after the swim meet.

A black car pulled up to the two boys, police said. Two men got out and demanded their property at gunpoint.

The 17-year-old boy started to run away, and one of the robbers shot him in the chest. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition.

The 15-year-old boy was not injured.

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The robbers fled the scene.