Authorities on Saturday defined second boy killed in shooting outside Pilsen High School as the police continued their search this weekend for man saw on CCTV footage of him running away from where two other teenagers were shot.
Cook County Medical Examiner office confirmed 14-year-Old Nathan Billegas was killed in in attack which also left fifteen-year-Old Brandon Perez dead shortly after being fired Friday afternoon outside Benito Juarez High School, 2150 S. Laflin St.
Both boys were shot in in head Shortly after 2:30 p.m., according to Chicago police. They died soon after the Stroger Hospital.
Two other teenagers, 15-year-old boy and 15-year- old woman, ended up in the same hospital with gunshot wounds. They were listed in good condition, police said. The boy was amazed in hip and shoulder; The girl received a bruised wound.
The radio message informs the officers about the suspect in a black mask, black sweatshirt and black The North Face jacket was spotted running west on Cermak Road and north on Ashland Avenue.
The day after the shooting, the police released photos of a person wanted for interrogation in murders. Grainy CCTV images released on Saturday show someone is dressed in throwing in dark clothes past Juarez sign through the falling snow.
Police did not say if the victims were Juarez students or if they were targets. of shooting.
Constance Jones, CEO of Noble schools, said in statement that one of teenagers who died and one who students were injured in charter network. It was not clear whether she meant Billegas or Perez.
“Recently, we have learned about meaningless gun the violence that took life of two students and two others injured outside of Benito Juarez High School,” Jones said. in statement.
“We express our condolences to the families of these students and we stand in solidarity with Benito Juarez High School community how they mourn at this time. Noble and CPS work with CPD as they are confirm More detailed information. I am deeply saddened whenever gun violence affects our schools and communities.”
Mayor Lori Lightfoot condemned Saturday’s shooting, saying she was “immeasurably outraged by this incident, which highlights pressing need for illegal weapons must be taken off our streets and out of hands of those who aspire cause harm.
“… I want express my most sincere condolences family and friends of students whose lives have been taken too far from them soon and without warningLightfoot said. in tweet. “My prayers also with students who recover in hospital this afternoon, as well as the larger Benito Juarez High School and Pilsen community. This incident is undoubtedly frustrating and, unfortunately, creates on too much trauma of our residents have experienced with gun violence.”
CPS officials said Friday the county will work with manager and staff over weekend until ensure consulting services in place for students when they return on Monday. Security will also being stepped up, although school officials gave no details.
The police asked anyone with information to call Area Five detectives at (312) 744-8261 or send anonymous advice to cpdtip.com.
Contributor: Allison Novelo