Teenage girls, security guards shot dead outside Bronzeville High School, say Chicago Fire Officials – NBC Chicago
A student and a security guard were seriously injured in a shooting outside a high school in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon.
The 14-year-old girl and 46-year-old guard were shot dead outside Wendell Phillips Academy High School, 244 E. Pershing Road, at around 3:20 p.m., according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
The child was shot three times in the abdomen and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, Chicago police spokeswoman Michelle Tannehill announced. It was listed in good condition.
The guard who was shot in the arm was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, she said. Langford said he was listed in serious condition.
In September, two 15-year-old students from the Simeon Career Academy were shot dead in various attacks on the same day.
“It’s ridiculous, you know the kids have to go to school, it’s just very unsafe now because we don’t know if the kids are safe to go to school or pick up after school,” said a representative from Chicago’s Home of Chicken and the Waffles Restaurant, around the corner from Phillips.
The agent, who did not want to be named, said he heard four or five gunshots and then saw police cars flood the area.
“I just wish our city was safer, I just wish it was more safe,” she said. “Our children have to grow up here, our children have to go to school here, we have to run a restaurant here. I just pray for our safety. “