Three teens shot, one killed, outside school

CHICAGO, IL – A tragic shooting incident near Nicholas Senn High School in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood resulted in the death of one teenager and left two others injured on Wednesday afternoon, according to law enforcement authorities.

The victims, all students at the high school, were reportedly ambushed by a shooter who emerged from a vehicle as they walked in the vicinity of the school. The three teenagers included two 16-year-olds and another who was younger than 15, as confirmed by fire officials. The identities of the victims are yet to be disclosed.

Mayor Brandon Johnson expressed his grief over the incident, stating, “The City of Chicago continues to grieve, and our hearts are heavy as these tragic shootings happen way too often. This hurts, and I know our city is hurting.”

As of now, no suspects have been apprehended and the investigation into the incident is ongoing. Chicago Police Superintendent Larry Snelling provided additional details at a news conference on Wednesday evening. He confirmed that the teenagers were walking along Thorndale Avenue when they were attacked.

While no clear motive has been established, officials suspect that the students were specifically targeted. This incident follows closely on the heels of another shooting that occurred just five days prior, in which two teenage boys were shot and killed in the Loop.

Mayor Johnson expressed his resolve to bring the culprits to justice, stating, “The individuals who are responsible for this kind of violence – it has to end. The horror and chaos, and the trauma that’s being caused by these individuals who do not value life – the full force of government will be used to bring these individuals to justice.”

The incident coincided with the Chicago City Council’s approval of a cease-fire resolution in the Israel-Hamas conflict in the Middle East, a move that was finalized by the mayor’s tie-breaking vote.