Father devastated after 14-year-old son dies in Morgan Park triple shooting

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — A father is devastated and hopes for justice after his 14-year-old son died and two other teens were injured following a shooting in Morgan Park Wednesday night.

Just after 7 p.m., police responded to the 11000 block of South Bishop on the report of a shooting. Police believe a 14-year-old boy, a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy were on a sidewalk when they were approached by an unknown suspect who shot them.

The 14-year-old boy, later identified as William Pemberton, was shot in the head and transported in critical condition to Christ Medical Hospital, where he later died.

Pemberton’s father said he just started playing football at Morgan Park High school and received good grades throughout school.

His last words to his son were about going to see a movie. An hour later, Pemberton was shot and killed.

“I miss my son. My son got killed for something senseless. It wasn’t worth it,” his father said. “I wouldn’t wish this on nobody in they whole world that have to go through children’s death or a child’s death. I hope things get better for everybody.”

It’s hard for him to look at pictures of Pemberton, just after his recent middle school graduation.

“His personality was bright and he kept everyone laughing,” his father said.

The other two teens were transported to Christ in good condition.

No suspects are in custody at this time. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

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