Chicago shooting: 2 brothers shot, 1 fatally, on Throop on South Side, police say

Teen killed identified as Maurice Clay, Jr.

ByLiz Nagy and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
2 brothers shot, 1 fatally, on South Side: police
A Chicago shooting killed one man and injured another in the 9400 block of South Throop Street Monday, police said. Family said they were brothers.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two brothers were shot, one fatally, on the South Side on Monday afternoon, Chicago police said.

Police said the shooting happened in the 9400 block of South Throop Street just after 5 p.m.

Two men were near the sidewalk when at least one person approached them and took out a gun before firing shots, police said.

Police said an 18-year-old man, was shot at least 15 times in his head, neck and leg, and was taken to Christ Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was identified by family as Maurice Clay, Jr.

"I just can't believe this, that they shot my baby that many times, 15 times," said Theresa Maiz, Clay's mother.

Another man, 27, was shot in his foot and taken to LCM Hospital in good condition. Family said the 27-year-old was the teen's older brother.

Maiz said her son was a star year-round athlete and was months away from graduating high school. He dreamed of playing in the NFL.

"Now I got a hole and it can't be filled no more," she said.

There is no one in custody and area detectives are investigating.

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