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Teen killed, woman wounded in South Side shooting

Updated: August 24, 2012 8:54PM



A shooting Friday evening in the Grand Crossing neighborhood left a teenager dead and a woman wounded, police said.

The duo were standing outside in the 7900 block of South Drexel Avenue when someone riding a mountain bike fired shots at them about 5:42 p.m., police said.

A 17-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen and face, O’Brien said.

Paramedics took the teenager to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. His identity remained unknown.

A 42-year-old woman was shot in the thigh and listed in good condition at Stroger Hospital, O’Brien said.

Police said the motive for the shooting remained unclear as of Friday night. Witnesses were not cooperating with Area South detectives, police said.

No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting.



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