Chicago, IL – A shooting outside a high school in Chicago has left the community reeling, as city officials and concerned parents search for solutions to address the increasing violence. The incident occurred outside Senn High School on Wednesday in the Edgewater neighborhood on the city’s North Side, resulting in the death of a teenager and injuries to two others.
Concerned about the safety of the students, the police superintendent ordered increased police presence around the North Side school. As parents dropped off their children, they expressed worry and anxiety about the recent violence in the area. In response to the shooting, counselors were made available to help students cope with their grief.
The shooting occurred just blocks away after school at about 3;30. It marks the second incident involving targeted violence against teenagers in school within a week. Last Friday, two students were shot and killed near Innovations High School in the Loop. As a result, Mayor Brandon Johnson vowed to work with law enforcement to ensure the safety of students during transitional periods at school.
While the investigation is ongoing, Chicago police believe the shooting was a targeted incident. No arrests have been made at this time.
As students and community members gather near the scene of the shooting to mourn the loss and show support, the tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the impact gun violence continues to have on communities.