Chicago shooting: Teen boy followed, fatally shot in South Shore, police say

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
ABC7 Chicago 24/7 Stream
EMBED <>More Videos

ABC7 Chicago 24/7 Stream

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A teen boy was followed, shot and killed on the South Side on Tuesday morning, Chicago police said.

The teen has been identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office as 17-year-old Curtis Gatewood.

The shooting happened in the South Shore neighborhood's 1900 block of East 79th Street at about 8:38 a.m., police said. A male person followed Gatewood to the block and opened fire. The shooter then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

SEE ALSO | Man charged after security guard shot, killed during fight in Loop: business owner, CPD

Gatewood was shot multiple times in his body. He was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His mother said he was on his way to school at the time of the shooting.

No one is in custody and Area Two detectives are investigating. Police have not provided any further information about the shooting.

RELATED | Chicago shooting: 15-year-old boy shot on sidewalk, seriously hurt in Chatham, police say