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A 16-year-old boy was shot to death late Friday in West Englewood. | Daniel Brown / Sun-Times

16-year-old boy shot to death in West Englewood

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A 16-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed Friday night by two people who came up to the car he was riding in as it drove through an alley in the 6500 block of South Hamilton Avenue in West Englewood.

Melvin Cook, who lived in the 5700 block of South Calumet Avenue, was dead at the scene after the shooting, which happened just after 9 p.m., authoritiessaid.

Lekeisha Cook said she found out about her son’s killing in a call from one of his friends.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Lekeisha Cook said. “I don’t know how I’m going to bury him.”

She was told that her son and a friend were sitting in the car when someone walked up and asked where they were from.

“I’m not about that,” she was told her son said, and then he was shot.


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