Boy, 14, fatally shot in head while playing basketball with friend

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CHICAGO -- In North Kenwood on the South Side, 14-year-old Tyjuan Poindexter was  playing basketball with a friend when at about 7:30 Saturday night, he was shot in the head and killed.

Poindexter was a freshman at Wendell Phillips Academy.

The shooting happened about two blocks from the spot where Hadiya Pendleton was killed.

About two miles away in Englewood, at about two in the morning, six people were standing outside of a home when another group came out of an alley and started shooting. A passing vehicle carrying six people was caught in the crossfire, and the vehicle flipped.

The shooting left a 28-year-old man dead, and 11 others injured.

On Sunday morning in Auburn Gresham, an 18-year-old man, who had just attended the St. Sabina Peace Basketball tournament, designed  to bring rival communities together, was shot and killed in the 8400 block of South Hermitage. It was just after 10:30 in the morning.

Community leaders seem to be at a loss for how to deal with this surge in shootings, but the police plan to shift 319 officers from desk jobs to
boost manpower on the streets, with many of them being assigned to areas with major violence problems.

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