Shooting of Hyde Park student ruled homicide

June 29, 2013 6:27:03 PM PDT
The Cook County Medical Examiner Saturday night says Malcolm Whitney, the 16-year-old Hyde Park high school student shot inside a home Friday was the victim of a homicide, not an accidental gun discharge.

Whitney was an honor roll student and standout basketball player at the school. One of his coaches calls him a model student-athlete.

"If I you were a parent and had a kid, he's the kind of kid you'd want them to become," Sean Connor said. "At 16 years-old, I think everybody in the past 24 hours has learned what a positive affect he had on so many lives for such a young man. He was humble, confident, and goal-oriented."

Police are investigating the shooting and have questioned at least one person of interest.

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