Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Chicago school shooting leaves 17 year old dead

In another school shooting, a Chicago area 17 year old has been killed and another injured:
A 17-year-old boy was killed and another wounded in a shooting near a school in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, Chicago police said.
The boys were standing on the sidewalk in the 7400 block of South Dorchester Avenue when two men approached around 8:15 p.m. Monday and pulled guns and opened fire, Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman said, citing preliminary information.
The shooting happened in the same block as Madison Elementary School.
One of the teens, Jonathan Williams, was struck in the head and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Williams, of the 7700 block of South Dante Avenue, was believed to be a Chicago Public School student, police said.
The second victim, also 17, was struck in the lower left leg and taken to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center in good condition.
Police said the shooting may have been gang-related.
Kids shouldn't be shot near their schools for any reason.

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