A $1,000 reward is offered for information leading to the person who shot and killed a Simeon High School student in front of a church on Chicago’s South Side.
Michael Flournoy, 16, was shot and killed near 93rd and Dobson Saturday night. Grief counselors are available to help Simeon students deal with the death. WGN’S Erik Runge spoke to some of the students. “That was petty,” said one student. “No reason for that to happen.” Another student called him a positive kid, “real smart.”
Witnesses say Flournoy got into an argument with someone in a silver or gray car. That’s when someone inside that car pulled a gun and shot him in the head.
Sunday, a vigil was held near the scene, as Flournoy’s mother kneeled on the ground wearing her son’s high school jacket.
Flournoy was a sophomore at Simeon where he also played football and wrestled.
His family says he was looking forward to college, and he was not in a gang.
If you have any information, please contact Chicago police.