9-year-old boy killed, another young boy wounded in Skokie shooting

Police said detectives were conducting a homicide investigation, adding that the circumstances of the shooting were unclear.

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Two boys were shot, one fatally, May 14, 2022, in Skokie.

Two boys were shot, one fatally, May 14, 2022, in Skokie.

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A 9-year-old boy was fatally shot and another boy was grazed in a shooting Saturday in suburban Skokie.

Officers responded about 12:10 a.m. to an apartment building in the 4700 block of Main Street and found the boys with gunshot wounds, Skokie police said.

Jeremiah Ellis, 9, was shot multiple times and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The other boy, 6, suffered a graze wound and was also taken to a hospital, police said.

Police said detectives were conducting a homicide investigation, adding that the circumstances of the shooting were unclear.

Anyone with information was asked to call 847-982-5900.

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