16-year-old shot and killed on South Side

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Police are investigating the death of a 16-year-old Simeon Athlete who was shot in the head last night.

16-year-old Michael Flournoy was shot at 93rd and Dobson.

Flournoy’s death is a tragic loss for Simeon career academy where he played football and wrestled.

His wrestling coach says the Simeon family lost a good one.

“He’s just a good kid,” said Carnell Jones. “He worked really hard, was focused on doing better and doing well and he always talked about his grades and let me know what was going on.”

Throughout the day today, family members and friends came to the scene of the shooting to pay their respects.

Sadly, the family has seen tragedy here before.  In 2009, Flournoy’s cousin was shot to death at this very same corner.

Flournoy’s grandmother says the violence has to come to an end.

“I can’t explain the hurt.  These murders have got to stop,” said Sabrina Butler. “We cannot take anymore of this. Parents you need to all grab your children and become parents again.”





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  • mbarney

    This is the second Simeon high school student killed in street violence in 20 years. The first person who died in the hands of violence was basketball player Ben Wilson, who were shot outside in front of a store in November of 1984.

  • Brownhornet

    It’s always said to hear about our black youth killing and being killed. I put the blame on men and women of the neighborhood. It’s too much foolishness going on, and if they really wanted to stop the violence, they would MAN UP and start policing the neighborhood themselves, and put down these criminals. Black folks, need to stop praying…cause, that BS hasn’t worked in over 500 years. So you know it’s not working. Take your neighborhood back, black folks or continue to move straight ahead, for self extermination.