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16-year-old identified as shooting victim found in Austin lot

Officers believe the shooting happened some time ago, according to Chicago police.

Eight people were shot September 22, 2021 in Chicago.
A man was discovered with a fatal gunshot wound May 21, 2021, in Austin.
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A 16-year-old boy has been identified as a shooting victim found Friday in a vacant lot in Austin on the West Side.

Kareen Jackson, a resident of South Chicago, was discovered about 6:25 a.m. in the 4700 block of West Jackson Boulevard with a gunshot wound to the head, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Chicago police said investigators believe the boy was shot “a while” before he was discovered.

An autopsy ruled his death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

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