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14-year-old boy shot and killed in Englewood

He was struck in the head and transported to Comer Children’s Hospital.

Chicago police work the scene where a 14-year-old boy was shot and gravely wounded in the 7300 block of S. Laflin St. in the Englewood neighborhood, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2021.
Chicago police work the scene where a 14-year-old boy was shot and gravely wounded in the 7300 block of S. Laflin St. in the Englewood neighborhood, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2021.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed Wednesday night in Englewood on the South Side, officials said.

James Sweezer was standing on the sidewalk about 8:45 p.m. in the 1400 block of South 73rd Street when someone in a passing dark-colored vehicle opened fire, Chicago police said.

He was struck in the head and transported to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he later died, police said.

Another 14-year-old boy was shot and killed late in the afternoon in the 2200 block of West Adams Street on the Near West Side.

There was no one in custody for either shooting.