Four people have been wounded in a drive-by shooting outside a Northwest Side high school Wednesday.
According to Chicago police, four teens were shot while outside a restaurant across the street from Schurz High School, 3601 N. Milwaukee Ave., in the Old Irving Park neighborhood.
Deputy Chief Roberto Nieves said he believes all four victims are Chicago Public Schools students. The shooting occurred in the 4300 block of West Addison at around 2:45 p.m. when police believe someone from inside a dark SUV opened fired on the victims.
According to police, a 15-year-old boy was struck in the face and is currently in critical condition. Another 15-year-old boy was struck in the back. He’s listed in good condition, as is a 17-year-old boy who sustained a graze wound to his leg. An 18-year-old man was also struck in the leg.
“The school went on a lockdown while the CPD responded and that lockdown has since been lifted and students have been released,” a CPS spokesperson said in a statement.
In a letter to families, Schurz Principal Heidy Moran said her school is taking the shooting “extremely seriously.” School and district staff will be on hand to provide support to any students who witnessed the shooting or have voiced any concerns or fears about their safety.
According to Nieves, police will also add additional patrols at Schurz in the coming days during arrival and dismissal times.