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Two Kids Shot On SE Side Playground, Another Teen Shot In Bucktown

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Apr 29, 2010 2:20PM

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It appears a case of mistaken identity is what spurred on a shooting on the city's Southeast Side last night, injuring two kids, a 12-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl. The shooting occurred just after 9 p.m. last night in a parking lot at Clay Elementary School (13231 S. Burley Ave.). Two suspects approached a group in the parking lot out of a nearby alley and started shooting at the group, firing 10 to 12 shots according to witnesses. A police source told the Tribune the suspects likely mistook someone in the group for a rival gang member. The boy suffered a graze wound to the abdomen and was released while the girl was shot in the leg. Media reports on the childrens' conditions conflict, but neither injury was said to be life-threatening.

Meanwhile, on the city's North Side, an 18-year-old boy was shot in what police are calling a gang-related incident in Bucktown. That shooting happened just after 8 p.m. in the 2300 block of West Armitage. Police say the teen is currently is in serious but stable condition.