Chicago teen fatally shot in West Woodlawn neighborhood

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A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed inside a West Woodlawn apartment building.

An autopsy today determined that the teen, Marquise Harris, died of a gunshot wound to the chest and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

During a gathering inside the apartment, the 16-year-old boy and his girlfriend began arguing, police said, citing preliminary information. Another male intervened, and he and the 16-year-old began fighting, police said.

The male who intervened left the apartment but returned soon after and shot the 16-year-old in the chest, according to police.

Harris was talking but in critical condition when first responders arrived on the scene, police said. He was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County at 12:05 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

The shooting happened at the same address where the boy lived.

-Chicago Tribune contributed to this report

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