Lansing teen shot, killed while visiting friends in Harvey

HARVEY, Ill. -- A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed Sunday evening while visiting friends in south suburban Harvey, his mother said.

Taaj Mahome was shot shortly before 9 p.m. in the 14400 block of Union Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Mahome, of Lansing, died about three hours later, the medical examiner's office said.

"Taaj was a good kid. He loved basketball, he loved his family," said Latrice Mahome, his mother. "Please just come forward. Just turn yourself in. Let the family rest, rest their minds because my mind is swimming right now."

Autopsy results released Monday found he died of a gunshot wound to his head. His death was ruled a homicide.

Harvey police didn't immediately respond to a request for more information.

WLS-TV contributed to this report.

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