Two teenagers, ‘Shorty’ Tyree Wise and Charlie Lawrence, fatally shot in Austin robbery

Two teenagers, Charlie Lawrence and Tyree Wise, were fatally shot, and a 14-year-old girl wounded, in a robbery in the Austin neighborhood Thursday.

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At 5:45 p.m., someone entered the vestibule of a building and demanded the three teens’ property before opening fire in the 5600 block of West Washington Boulevard, police said.

Lawrence, a 15-year-old from the Roseland neighborhood, was shot in the back, authorities said. Wise, a 16-year-old from Austin, was shot in the head. They both were pronounced dead at the scene less than 15 minutes later.

The girl was shot in the right leg and took herself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where her condition was stabilized.

Area North detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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