16-year-old with no gang ties fatally shot on West Side

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Chicago police are searching for suspects in two shootings. (WLS)

Chicago police are searching for suspects in two shootings.

On the city's West Side, a teenager was shot and killed in the Austin neighborhood.

And on the South Side, a woman is shot in her home in Englewood.

The bullet holes dot the window of the home where 72-year-old Emajean Jackson was sitting when she was hit by three bullets Wednesday.

"This is beyond troubling," said activist Keith Harris. "Something's gotta change."

It's unclear who the gunman may have been after. But the elderly grandmother was likely not the target. Terrence Davis never met the family, but after hearing about the shooting he felt compelled to nail a sign about stopping violence to a tree in the neighborhood.

"I hope the message gets out," says neighbor JoJo Cook.

The message is not exclusive to the South Side. Among the numerous shooting victims Wednesday was 16-year-old Djuan Williams, who was shot in the chest in the Austin neighborhood just after 6 p.m. Police say Williams had no gang affiliation, and they have no suspects.

Williams was walking in the 5300 block of West Huron about 6:12 p.m. when one or more people walked up and shot him in the chest before running off, police and the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

Williams, who lived in the 4900 block of West Thomas Street, was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was pronounced dead at 6:30 p.m., authorities said.

Police are still looking for suspects in Jackson's shooting as well.
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