CHICAGO — A 16-year-old boy has died following a shooting near Chicago Vocational High School on the city’s South Side.
Officers say the shooting happened in the 1900 block of East 87th Street just before 4 p.m. on Monday.
According to Chicago police, the boy was critically injured after he suffered gunshot wounds to his back and right leg while in a parking lot in Avalon Park. Police say the boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The medical examiner has identified the 16-year-old boy as Ameer McMullin. The teen was a student at Chicago Vocational High School.
Currently, it is unclear what led to the shooting and officers say no arrests have been made.
An investigation into the deadly shooting is currently underway.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Area Two Detectives by calling the CPD non-emergency number at (312) 746-6000. Tips for police can also be filed at CPDtip.com. Tips can be left anonymously.