16-year-old boy dies after Lawndale shooting

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A 16-year-old boy wounded in a shooting that also left a man dead Sunday night in the Southwest Side Lawndale neighborhood died Monday afternoon.

The victims were playing dice in the 1800 block of South Springfield about 9:45 p.m. when two male suspects approached and fired shots, police said.

Caprice McCollum Jr., 16, was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 4:08 p.m. Monday, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. McCollum lived in the 1800 block of South Avers.

Jerome Phelps, 19, was shot multiple times and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:26 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 1800 block of South Ridgeway.

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