15-year-old boy fatally shot on city’s South Side

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A teenage boy is dead after a shooting in Chicago’s South Deering neighborhood.

15-year-old Deon Gilbert was gunned down in the 10400 block of Bensley Ave. around 11 p.m. last night.

Gilbert’s mom, Ida Hall says her son’s death may be related to a fight  at his school, Butler Academy.

Police have some leads in the case, but have made no arrests yet.

Officers say eyewitness reports place the shooter in a dark colored minivan near the crime scene.

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2 comments

  • Gloria Green

    This is just senseless, it’s just one more black male taken away from us–a boy who was an active member of his church in Hyde Park, a boy who wanted much more that what he saw; here was a boy who took delight in our gift of a small sketchbook–it was his dream catcher, his road map into a mind filled with fantastic images of hope……

    • Belzona

      People will say gun control is the answer…I’m pretty sure the ones who did this got their guns illegally . I wish I had the power to stop it