Cops: 2 injured in shooting near Thornridge High School

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WGN-TV, Staff and Andy Grimm11:13 p.m. CST, February 11, 2014

Two victims injured in a shooting near Thornridge High School this evening ran to the school seeking help following the attack, police said.

The shooting took place a little before 7 p.m. on 152nd Street near Champlain Street in Dolton, police said in a news conference. Two patients were taken to Franciscan St. Margaret Hospital in Hammond from the shooting, one in critical condition, emergency officials said.

A group of about five people were walking in the area when a black mini-van pulled up and someone got out and exchanged words with those in the group, then started firing at them, police said tonight at a news conference.

The gunman fired about five or six shots, and the group scattered, police said.

The two victims ran to Thornridge High School, 15000 Cottage Grove, which was hosting a basketball game against Thornwood High School at the time, authorities said.

A 20-year-old man suffered a wound to his right thigh and a 17-year-old boy was shot in his right flank and stomach area, said police. The boy was later transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was listed as in critical condition.

A spokesman for School District 205 was not immediately available for comment.

Freelance photographer Justin Jackson contributed

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