Boy, 16, fatally shot in face in North Lawndale identified

A 16-year-old boy is in critical condition at Mt. Sinai Hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the face. (WLS)

A 16-year-old boy who was shot in the face in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood died early Saturday morning, authorities said.

The victim was identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as Christopher Brandon Lucket, of the 1800-block of South Fairfield Avenue in Chicago.

Police said Lucket was inside a basement apartment in the 1500-block of South Kedzie Avenue with two other people when he was shot around 6 p.m. Friday.

He was rushed in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:19 a.m. Saturday, the medical examiner's office said.

Investigators are looking into what led up to the shooting.

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