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Authorities are investigating shootings that left a 15-year-old boy dead and 10 other people, including a 16-year-old girl, wounded from Sunday to Monday, police said.
The boy, 15, was killed and the 16-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet in the 1600 block of South St. Louis Avenue in city’s Lawndale neighborhood about 6:35 p.m. Sunday, police said.
Police said the teens were in a gangway when a gray sedan drove by and someone inside opened fire.
Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where the boy, who was shot in the back, was pronounced dead. The girl suffered a graze wound to her back. No one has been arrested, and Area Central detectives are investigating.
Police closed St. Louis between 16th and 18th Streets while detectives investigated. Neighbors said they heard two volleys of gunfire — the first further south on St. Louis, which prompted a crowd to run north, and the second after a silver car turned north onto St. Louis after going the wrong way on 18th Street.
It was the first fatal shooting of the long Memorial Day weekend. As of 6 a.m. Monday, a total of 30 people had been shot, one fatally, since Friday afternoon. That figure includes two people who were wounded in a shooting on Interstate 57 early Monday.
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