16-year-old fatally shot in face in Austin

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A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot Wednesday morning in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

Martell Anderson was walking on the sidewalk in the 5000 block of West Ferdinand about 8:10 a.m. when two males walked up and one pulled out a handgun and opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Anderson was shot in the face and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:53 a.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 5000 block of West Ohio.

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