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2 teens wounded, 1 critically, in Uptown shooting

The 17-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl were walking about 8:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Clarendon Avenue when someone fired shots.

Chicago police work the scene where two people were shot in the 800 block of West Montrose Avenue, in the Uptown neighborhood, Monday, July 5, 2021. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
Chicago police work the scene where two people were shot in the 800 block of West Montrose Avenue, in the Uptown neighborhood, Monday, July 5, 2021. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times, Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Two teenagers were shot and wounded, one critically, Monday night in Uptown on the North Side.

They were walking about 8:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Clarendon Avenue when someone fired shots, Chicago police said. Officers said they were possibly shot by someone inside a passing black car.

A 17-year-old boy was struck in the back, hip and leg, police said. He was taken in critical condition to Weiss Hospital and later transferred to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

A girl, 16, was grazed by a bullet on the ankle and transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition, police said.

Two pedestrians walk a crime scene where two people were shot in the 800 block of West Montrose Avenue, in the Uptown neighborhood, Monday, July 5, 2021. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
Two pedestrians walk a crime scene where two people were shot in the 800 block of West Montrose Avenue, in the Uptown neighborhood, Monday, July 5, 2021. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times, Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

No one is in custody as Area Three detectives investigate.