Chicago shooting: 2 teen boys shot, 1 killed on West Side, police say

ByStephanie Wade and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Sunday, June 18, 2023
2 teen boys shot, 1 killed on West Side: Chicago police
A Fifth City shooting in Chicago left a teen shot and killed and another injured in the 100 block of South Homan Avenue, the police department said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A teen boy was killed and another was injured in a Saturday afternoon shooting on Chicago's West Side, police said.

Police said the shooting happened in the Fifth City neighborhood's 100 block of South Homan Avenue at about 4:45 p.m. Two 14-year-old boys were struck by gunfire and transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

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One boy, shot in the head, was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. The other boy was shot in the body multiple times.

Dozens of people gathered at Stroger Hospital later Saturday evening, emotional over the deadly shooting.

"If you guys seen what we see here behind us, it would bring you to tears," said Lisette Guillen with Case File Chicago.

Community activist Andrew Holmes said this weekend was supposed to be one of celebration. But now, it's one of devastation for this family.

"I'm not happy at all. Father's Day, Juneteenth, celebrating for what? Until we can stop this gun violence, Black-on-Black crime, and get these individuals in custody, then talk to me. But, we got two babies, two babies here. So, how are their fathers going to be happy? How are their mothers going to be happy? How is this family going to be happy? It's wrong. Turn these individuals in," Holmes said.

There is no one in custody and area detectives are investigating. Police did not immediately provide further information about the shooting.

This story previously said the teen boy fatally shot was 15 years old, based on information from police.

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