Schurz High School parents invited to public meeting to discuss shooting that left 4 injured


CHICAGO — Parents and guardians were invited Friday to Carl Schurz High School by the principal to discuss a shooting near the school that injured four teenagers.

In a final message to parents, Principal Heidy Moran said parents will have the opportunity to talk about what happened and ways to move forward. The meeting should start at 10 a.m. at the school.

At approximately 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the Milwaukee Avenue and Addison Street area to the report of several people shot dead near the patio of La Michoacana Ice Cream Shop – which is directly across from the school .

A 15-year-old boy was seriously injured and three other teenagers were transported unharmed. Two of the victims go to Schurz and another goes to an alternative school.

Witness Arturo Morales was awaiting the dismissal of two students when shots rang out.

“I was scared personally,” he said. “I was really scared, especially when I saw this kid bleeding from the neck.”

WGN News spoke to students on Thursday who said the hallways weren’t as crowded and the mood inside was very dark.

To boost student morale, flowers and donuts were offered on Thursday morning, but classmates said the mood was still bad.

“The atmosphere at school was weird,” said Erick Pedroza. “It was off, really off, nothing was right. Everything was off. Everyone was a little sullen. »

No arrests were made. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at


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