16-year-old killed on Chicago's West Side

August 23, 2009 5:10:44 PM PDT
Derrick Harris, 16, was shot and killed on the city's West Side. His family contends police are not doing enough to find his killer.Harris was found shot in the back in the 1100 block of North Harding early Saturday. He attended Orr High School, and his family says he was a good kid.

"The man next door said, 'I've seen a lot of kids make trouble, but this kid is respectful.' You know what I mean? You know, kids aren't perfect. Nobody is perfect. But as far as gang bangers, he wasn't a gang banger. He wasn't even a fighter," said Lola Hallom, the victim's aunt.

Witnesses say Harris was on his way home from a friend's house when he was shot. He died at a nearby hospital.


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