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3 Teens Shot Outside Of Chatham Charter School

Three teens were shot outside of a Chatham charter school Monday afternoon.

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CHATHAM – Three teenagers were shot outside of Chatham Academy Charter High School Monday afternoon, police said.

Shots rang out about 4 p.m. in the 700 block of East 91st Street, Chicago police Sgt. Rocco Alioto said. The charter school had just ended its school day. 

Alioto said three young men were walking eastbound on 91st when a light-colored vehicle pulled up and a man opened fire upon the group. A 16-year-old boy was shot in his shoulder, an 18-year-old was shot in his left and right arms and a 17-year-old was shot in his leg. All three were “stable” following the shooting, police said.

Alioto could not immediately confirm whether the victims were students at the school, but said police are interviewing two “persons of interest” who were in the vicinity of the shooting.

“One of the offenders exited the vehicle,” Alioto said, citing preliminary information. “So at this point we believe it was a targeted incident.” 

School is scheduled to resume Tuesday morning as usual, police said.

Just hours before the shooting, at about 1:30 p.m., police said a 21-year-old man was shot in the 800 block of East 89th Street – just blocks from the shooting near the school. 

Derrick Nelson, who lives near 90th Street and Langley Avenue, said he and his wife have lived in the neighborhood for eight years. 

“Once the smoke clears everything goes back to normal, if you can call it normal, I don’t know what normal is anymore to be honest,” he said.