Teen fatally shot while shoveling snow on Near West Side

A teenager was shot to death while shoveling snow on the Near West Side.

The body of 17-year-old Ronald Hayes was discovered Sunday afternoon by his mother, on a sidewalk near his home in the 1300 block of West Hastings.

Hayes was shot in the head.

He was a senior at Banner Academy West High School and planned to graduate in June. He had dreams of becoming a police officer.

No arrests have been made.

In an unrelated incident, three people were shot around 3:00 p.m. at 3400 W. Southwest Highway.

According to police, a 22-year-old man was shot in the hand and a 24-year-old woman and 23-year-old man were shot in the arm, all three of the victims were transported to Christ Hospital in good condition.

There are no suspects in custody for either shooting but police are investigating.

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8 comments

  • Lynn

    Another young life loss to gun violence.This is sad.I send my condolences to the family and friends.Draw close to God in prayer during this difficult time.

  • JusticeforSheldon

    Sheldon McCraven was shot to death October 29,2013. The CPD has solid evidence such as phone calls 1 minute before his death and video of the car but there have been no leads or arrests or even people questioned. I pray the family has a better investigator then we do.
    I am so sorry for the pain this senseless act has caused to this family.

  • Warrior

    So incredibly sad. RIP young man. Thoughts and prayers being sent to the family and friends. I truly hope they DB who so needlessly took this young man's life is caught very soon.

  • N.B

    My deepest sympathy to the parents & family. I can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through. When we lose someone we love, we look for comfort.Romans 15:5 says god is the source of comfort. All of us can look forward to John 5:28,29 where it talks about how we can see our dead loved ones again. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of need.


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