Fatal shooting

Chicago Police investigate a fatal shooting in the 5800 block of S. Fairfield. Another teen was injured in the shooting and is hospitalized. (Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune / July 12, 2012)

A 16-year-old boy was killed and another boy, 15, was wounded this afternoon in a shooting in the city's Gage Park neighborhood that police say is gang-related.

The shooting happened shortly after 2 p.m. on the 5800 block of South Fairfield Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety.

Police said both teens, who live across the street from each other on the block where they were shot, have criminal histories and identify with the same local gang.

Police say two male attackers ran toward the teens from behind a tree. Both teens tried to run and one of the attackers opened fire, hitting the pair. 

The older boy was dead at the scene and the other suffered wounds to his legs in the shooting, police said.

A Chicago Fire Department ambulance took the second victim in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

They were a couple doors down from where they lived when they were shot, police said.

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