Two teens were shot Wednesday afternoon in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
The male teens were near the 4800 block of South Paulina Street when someone shot them about 4:45 p.m., according to police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien.
One victim was shot in the leg while the other one suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks, according to O’Brien.
According to a police report, officers responded to a call of two people shot and found the two being treated by Chicago Fire Department paramedics.
A friend of the victims who was there when they were shot told police the victims were walking east on a sidewalk in the 1600 block of West 49th Street, near Paulina, when a gunman emerged from an alley and fired four or five shots in their direction, the report said.
Their friend told police the gunman did not say anything before firing and then fled on foot, northbound through the same alley, the report said. The police report said both victims are self-admitted gang members.
One of the victims was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County while the other was taken to Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower back or hip area, the report said.
Both their conditions had stabilized at the hospital, according to the report.
According to a law enforcement source, the victims are 15 and 16.