16-year-old boy shot, critically wounded near South Side high school

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A 16-year-old boy was shot near a high school Tuesday afternoon in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.

The boy was shot in the chest in the 7800 block of South Dobson at 12:50 p.m., according to Chicago Police.

He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, police said.

According to scanner traffic, Hirsch High School at 7740 S. Ingleside was put on a soft lockdown after the shooting. 

The circumstances of the shooting weren’t immediately available.

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Deputy Police Chief Sonora Ben wouldn’t comment Wednesday on the circumstances of the deaths, but noted there were no weapons recovered and “this is an isolated incident.”