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Shooting in the area of Chicago high school wounds 3, at least 1 a student

Three people were shot in the neighborhood of Chatham Academy High School in Chicago on Monday, police said.

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Three people were shot Monday outside a high school on Chicago’s South Side, police said.

The trio was shot just after 4 a.m. in the neighborhood of Chatham Academy High School in Burnside, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Someone who reportedly abandoned their vehicle and shot at them several times.

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The ages of the three unknown wounded men ranged from 16 to 18 years.

The 16-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to his left shoulder and remains in critical condition, while a 17-year-old was shot in his left leg and is also in critical condition.

The 18-year-old was shot in his right arm and left forearm, and remains a serious condition, the news outlet reported.

Police sources told the Sun-Times that one of the students was confirmed to be a student at the high school, but added they were working to confirm if the other two men were enrolled.

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One of the teenagers allegedly ran back into the academy after being shot. Assistant Principal Tony Lyons told WLS-TV that students “learn that if they are in the area and they have a problem to come back to the school for a safe haven.”

Two people were arrested “in the vicinity” after the incident, Chicago Police Chief of Patrol of the Fred Waller said.

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

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