Teen fatally shot in Burnham

A 17-year-old boy was shot to death Friday evening in south suburban Burnham, police said.

Police were called to the 14500-block of Hoxie Avenue about 7:30 p.m. for reports of a person shot, according to a statement from Burnham Police Chief Peter Belos. Officers arrived to find Ron J. Gaston lying in the street with gunshot wounds.

Gaston, who lived in the 14400-block of Hoxie, was taken to St. Margaret Health in Hammond, Ind., where he was pronounced dead at 8:13 p.m., according to police and the Lake County (Ind.) Coroner's Office. His death was ruled a homicide.

Burnham police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are investigating and "pursuing numerous leads," according to Belos.
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2016.)
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