CHICAGO (CBS) — A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed just some blocks from Kenwood Academy High School Friday after a quarrel with some individuals in a automobile.
Chicago Police Deputy Chief Ron Pontecore stated at midday Friday, the teenager – who was a Chicago Public Schools scholar – bought right into a quarrel with some individuals who have been in a automobile within the 1600 block of East fiftieth Place, within the Indian Village neighborhood on the cusp of Hyde Park and Kenwood.
The individuals within the automobile chased the boy to a parking zone, the place not less than two of the individuals within the automobile bought out and began capturing.
Police have been seen gathering proof within the parking zone of the Regents Park condo constructing at 5035 S. East End Ave., about three blocks east of Kenwood Academy.
The boy was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center, the place he died, Pontecore stated.
Pontecore stated it seems the sufferer was a CPS scholar and he could have attended Kenwood Academy, however this isn’t sure. He stated the varsity is believed to have an open-campus lunch the place college students can go away at the moment of day.
Kenwood Academy High School launched a letter to folks that recognized the sufferer as a “school community member:”
“The safety of your children is my top priority, and I am writing to inform you of a situation impacting our community. This afternoon, we received reports that shots had been fired near our school and that a member of our school community had been injured. The Chicago Police Department (CPD) and paramedics responded to the scene quickly to provide support. During the police response, we kept students indoors as a safety precaution. We are in close contact with CPD and the CPS Office of Safety and Security, and this incident is under investigation. Our thoughts are with the family of our school community member. To protect their privacy, I am unable to go into further detail.
“Please know that we’re taking this example extraordinarily critically, and we’ve got requested further security help for our college. If your youngster expresses any worries or issues about this example, please attain out to us and we can present them with additional help. If you have got any questions or issues, please contact us.”
The Chicago Public Schools released a separate statement: “All of us at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) are saddened to be taught of the lack of one other younger life and we lengthen our heartfelt condolences to the household, associates, and neighborhood members impacted by this tragedy.”
As of Friday afternoon, nobody was in custody within the capturing. Police have been canvassing the realm for personal video, Pontecore stated.
Police are asking for assist from the general public to find info on the capturing. Anyone with info ought to name Area One detectives at (312) 747-8380, or submit a tip to CPDTIP.com. Anonymous ideas can even be taken at (833) 408-0069.
Pontecore famous that the town provides a $15,000 reward for info resulting in an arrest and conviction in a murder case.