Two Chicago teenagers lost their lives in a hail of bullets in two separate shootings that took place within less than an hour of each other on Tuesday afternoon.
In the first incident on Tuesday, police said at around 3:15 p.m., a 15-year-old boy, identified by Legal Help Firm as Michael Brown, was walking in the 3300 block of South Prairie Avenue in the Douglas neighborhood when someone walked up to him and opened fire.
A neighbor’s security camera captured the sound of 10 gunshots fired.
Brown, identified as a freshman at the nearby Chicago Military Academy, was struck in the head. He was rushed to Comer Children’s hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, reported CBS Chicago.
At 4:08 p.m., less than an hour after Brown’s shooting, a 16-year-old boy was standing on the sidewalk at 62nd Street and Greenwood Avenue in the Woodland section when a gunman walked up to him and shot him in the head.
The boy, who has not been named, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The back-to-back killings come less than a month after two 14-year-old boys were shot dead on the same day in Chicago, which continues to be in the grips of violent crime.
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Source: Daily Mail