$1K reward offered for info on who shot, killed Simeon HS student

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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.




  • angry

    when is this senseless killing going to stop? This new generation has no regards for human life anymore .

  • Alan

    Why is it that the black community doesn't know how or understand the basics of conflict resolution? Why doesn't end up in senseless killings? Here's a young man that was doing all the things to put himself in position to get out of that hell hole on the south side. When I got my degree I moved my parents out of, I did not want my kids in that environment. My parents made us understand the power of education and what it could lead to if you worked hard and applied yourself. All my kids have degrees and are doing well. There's nothing good on south and west sides of Chicago in Black community. It's a shame what Black folks have done to themselves.

    R.I.P Young Man…my prayers go to the family.

  • Friday

    His friends, neighbors, family, even the dog on the corner knows who did it. It amazes me the dumb code of silence black neighborhoods have when it comes to shootings. "Naw man, I dunno". How many times have we heard this bs response! Until blacks begin taking back their own neighborhoods and holding themselves accountable for what goes on in their neighborhoods, shootings wont stop. The police cant prevent everything. Hell, whites turn their own white neighbors in to the police for playing loud music or burning leaves in their own yard!

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