15-year-old fatally shot near Dolton alternative high school

DOLTON, Ill. — A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot near a Dolton alternative high school Wednesday afternoon.

The teen was shot multiple times near 144th Street and Indiana Avenue around 3:30 p.m. near the Academy for Learning High School.

Community activist Andrew Holmes said the teen died from his injuries while he was in surgery.

The 15-year-old did not have any identification on him. It is unclear if he was a student at the school or if he lived in the area.

Two mothers of parents from the school said the young man was leaving the high school when the shooting happened. They said the students are often "into it" with each other because they're from different suburbs and don't get along.

The women didn't say what led up to the shooting, but one mother said her son called her Wednesday afternoon frantically begging her to come pick him up from school.

"I'm tired of it. I'm tired of getting phone calls about our kids, tired of getting phone calls from the stations, the news, and it's sad. This boy was 15 years old. No momma wants to get that call. They don't deserve it," she said.

No further information was provided. Police have not commented on the incident.

WGN is not naming the 15-year-old until the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office confirms his identity.

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