Englewood shooting leaves 16-year-old girl dead, another wounded

A 16-year-old girl was killed, and a 15-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting while walking to a party Monday night in the Englewood neighborhood.

The 15-year-old told officers that a group of friends, including the 16-year-old, had come into the city from the south suburbs to attend a party, according to the police report.

They were walking from the Red Line to the 300 block of West 72nd Street around 10 p.m. when someone confronted them and asked what were they looking at, according to the report. The friends suddenly heard two bursts of gunfire behind them, possibly from a black car.

The 16-year-old was shot in the back and was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where she was pronounced dead, police said. She has not yet been identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office.


The 15-year-old was grazed on the arm by gunfire and was taken to Comer Childrens Hospital where she was listed in good condition.

There is no one in custody as Area One detectives investigate.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.