CHICAGO — A 15-year-old boy shot and killed Tuesday on Chicago’s West Side was a Michele Clark Magnet High School student, city officials said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the boy as Kevin Davis.

Kevin Davis, Jr.

Police said Davis was near the sidewalk in the 5100 block of West Harrison around 3:15 p.m. in the city’s Austin neighborhood.

He was struck by gunfire and taken to the hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead a short time later, according to fire officials.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not yet known. An investigation continues.

CPD 15th District Commander Andre Parham called the shooting a tragedy.

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“I’ve been on this job 26 years. It doesn’t get any easier,” he said. “I can promise you this. There will be no stone left unturned in this investigation. Understand that if you harm one of our children in this city, we are going to find you and we are going to prosecute you.”

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School officials said crisis counselors will be available Wednesday for students and staff. Security will also be increased on the school’s premises.