Prayers to the victims and survivors of the Juarez High School Murders Dec 16 2022

Prayers to the victims and survivors of the Juarez High School Murders Our hearts are broken to be part of such community violence Our family has spent years at Juarez it feels as if we were shot too today

🙏 Brandon Perez 15-year-old student Juarez Community Academy

🙏 Nathan Billegas 14-year-old student Chicago Bulls College Prep

Someone fired shots outside the school as classes let out, hitting three boys and one girl.

2 Teens Killed, 2 Wounded in Shooting Outside Benito Juarez High School during dismissal Dec 16, 2022

Madison Savedra and Colin Boyle

3:20 PM CST on Dec 16, 2022

Updated at 6:25 PM CST on Dec 16, 2022

CHICAGO — Four teens were shot, two fatally, Friday afternoon outside Benito Juarez High School in Pilsen, officials said.

About 2:45 p.m., someone fired shots outside the school, 2150 S. Laflin St., as classes were letting out for the day. Three boys and one girl were hit outside the school, and all four were taken to Stroger Hospital, fire department officials said.

Two boys, ages 14 and 15, both were shot in the head and died at the hospital, police said. A 15-year-old boy was wounded in his thigh and shoulder, and a 15-year-old girl was grazed in her thigh, police said. Both teens were hospitalized in good condition, police said.

All four are Juarez students, fire department spokesman Larry Langford told the Tribune.

This is at least the third shooting to take place during dismissal at a Chicago public high school this school year.

Four students were shot outside Schurz High School in Old Irving Park during the first week of classes in August. Earlier this month, a 15-year-old student was killed outside Michele Clark Magnet High School on the Near West Side.

2 Teens Killed, 2 Wounded In Shooting Outside Benito Juarez High School As Classes Let Out Friday, Officials Say

No other information about the circumstances of the shooting were immediately available.


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