Teen Boy Shot Dead Near High School During Open-Campus Lunch

A teen boy was fatally shot Friday afternoon near Kenwood High School on the South Side. – Chicago Tribune

A teenage boy was shot multiple times on the South Side Friday afternoon and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. The assailant fled in a possibly dark-colored vehicle, but no one has been arrested, according to police.

Kenwood Academy, 5015 S Blackstone Ave., was placed on lockdown at 1:25 p.m. after a report of shots fired. The school ordered pizza for students who needed lunch and instruction was taking place as usual.

Parents were notified that all after school activities were canceled Friday, and that a football game between Kenwood and Taft High School was postponed to Saturday.

Chicago Teachers Union President Stacy Davis Gates said in a statement that the mayor and city officials “owe us more” and that the city’s strategy of offering condolences and no transparent support is failing and killing children.

Police vehicles diverted traffic away from 50th Place and East End, and several officers stood outside the school’s main entrance. A woman and a group of apparent students walked away from the school briskly.

Kristen Lowery, 41, heard gunshots outside her son’s school and went to meet him. She saw large crowds of students walking out of the school.

Lowery’s son called her from outside their home, and she learned he was outside when the attack happened. She said she’s had difficult conversations with her son and her two older daughters about race and violence.

To learn more about this tragic shooting, please consider the news outlets listed below tot stay in the know.

  1. A teen boy was fatally shot Friday afternoon near Kenwood High School on the South Side.  Chicago Tribune
  2. Chicago shooting: Suspects in vehicle chased 17-year-old CPS student, fatally shot him  FOX 32 Chicago
  3. Chicago shooting: 17-year-old Kenwood Academy student killed in Hyde Park, CPD says  WLS-TV
  4. CPS student killed during open-campus lunch in Kenwood ID’d  WGN TV Chicago
  5. Police update on 17-year-old CPS student shot and killed  CBS Chicago
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