17-year-old shot and killed near Gresham school

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed near a Gresham school Friday morning.

Chicago police said the teen was walking on the 7800 block of South Wood Street, near an Joplin Elementary School, around 8:30 a.m. Friday when a blue minivan approached him.

Someone got out of the car and opened fire. The gunman then got back into the car and drove away.

The 17-year-old was shot multiple times and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead.

“I was on Hermitage up to Wood and all you heard were a lot of gunshots and then his friend ran across the street into that store,” a witness said. “She was on the floor crying. She told us to call and check on him.”

Witnesses said the teen was walking with a girl at the time of shooting. She ran to a nearby corner store for help.

No one has been taken into custody and the investigation is ongoing.

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