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According to reports, a teenage student was shot dead on Tuesday near a high school on Chicago’s South Side.

The Simeon Career Academy student was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as 15-year-old Jamri Williams. He was shot at a strip mall less than half a mile from high school at 2:40 p.m.

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A vehicle went over and someone inside shot him, injuring his chest. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made.

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As Granthshala 32 Chicago reports, the sophomore football player was with a group of school students at the time of the shooting.

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Pastor Donovan Price said, “He wasn’t a tattooed kid or a bad kid. He was a kid hoping to get his mother out of the hood through football.” Granthshala 32. According to.

Witnesses said at least a dozen shots were fired. Photos showed that a backpack and sandals were among the items kept in the parking lot and sidewalk in front of the BMO Harris Bank branch after the shooting. The items were surrounded by over a dozen evidence markers.

“We heard noises and saw people running,” said an unidentified GameStop employee nearby, Chicago Sun-Times. “The kids were leaving school and then the same thing happened.”

Price said Williams had previously lost her father to gun violence.

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“The family wants everyone to know: it was a good kid. A kid who wanted to play football. Joe was looking forward to playing football in Simeon, but unfortunately it was delayed because of COVID,” he said.

Police said the firing is being investigated.

Last weekend, Chicago saw nine murders and 56 shootings, including a 3-year-old boy.