16-year-old critical, 18-year-old injured following South Side shooting

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CHICAGO — A 16-year-old is in critical condition following a South Side double shooting Tuesday night.

Just after 8:15 p.m., police were dispatched to the 200 block of West 38th Place in the Wentworth Gardens neighborhood, on the report of a shooting.

Police said a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old male were standing on the sidewalk when they heard gunshots.

The 16-year-old sustained a gunshot wound to the lower abdomen and was transported to Comer in critical condition. The 18-year-old was shot in the hip and right arm and was transported to University of Chicago in stable condition.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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