1 teen dead, 1 wounded in Englewood shooting

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CHICAGO — Two teens were shot, one fatally, in Englewood, according to Chicago police.

Two boys, 15-year-old and 17-year-old, were in the backyard of a home on the 6800 block of South Peoria Street around 1 a.m. Saturday when shots were fired.

The 17-year-old was shot in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The 15-year-old taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition with a gunshot wound on his abdomen.

No one has been taken into custody and Area One detectives are investigating.

Ald. Emma Mitts (37th Ward) Chicago police Supt. David Brown will lead a prayer march against violence later on Saturday and will call attention in particular to the high number of young people shot and wounded in recent weeks.

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