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2 16-year-old boys killed, woman injured in West Side shooting

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Two 16-year-old boys were fatally shot Tuesday afternoon on the city's West Side, police said. (WLS)

Two 16-year-old boys were fatally shot Tuesday afternoon on the city's West Side, police said.

The shooting also injured Tillie Turner, 65, a ComEd security guard who was getting ready for work when a bullet came through the door of her home, her daughters said. Turner was tying her shoes when she was struck in the leg, shattering a bone. She was hospitalized at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

The incident happened at about noon in the 3400-block of West Fulton Boulevard in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.

Daughter Franchester Wilkerson, who was at home during the shooting, said a hail of gunfire was preceded by screeching tires.

The teen boys were shot while on the street or sidewalk, police said. One boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The other died a short time after the shooting at a hospital, police said.

The identity of the boys was not immediately available.
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