Boy, 16, shot dead in Harvey

Taaj Mahome was shot shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday in the 14400 block of Union Avenue in the south suburb.


Sun-Times file

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed Sunday evening in south suburban Harvey.

Taaj Mahome was shot shortly before 9 p.m. in the 14400 block of Union Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Mahome, of Lansing, died about three hours later, the medical examiner’s office said.

Autopsy results released Monday found he died of a gunshot wound to his head. His death was ruled a homicide.

Harvey police didn’t immediately respond to a request for more information.

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