15-year-old boy dies weeks after Back of the Yards shooting, officials say

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Sunday, April 14, 2024
Teen boy shot, critically injured on South Side: CPD
A teen boy was critically injured in a Chicago shooting on West 52nd Street in Back of the Yards, CPD said. Two suspects got away.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 15-year-old boy has died weeks after a shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

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Michael Jones was outside about 11:30 a.m. March 27 in the 800 block of West 52nd Street when two people approached him and fired shots, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

He suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and arms and was taken in critical condition to University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.

He was pronounced dead at 8:44 p.m. Thursday.

Police didn't immediately have any update on the case.

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