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2 teens shot dead in South Chicago

Jasean Francis, 17, and Charles Riley, 16, were in an alley when someone approached and shot them, authorities said.

Two teen boys were shot dead June 20, 2020, in South Chicago.
Two teen boys were shot dead June 20, 2020, in South Chicago.
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Two teenage boys were shot dead Saturday in South Chicago.

The teens, 16 and 17, were in an alley about 5:10 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Luella Avenue when a male suspect approached them and fired shots, Chicago police said.

The 17-year-old was shot in the back, chest and hand, police said. The 16-year-old was shot in the back and side.

Both teens were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the older boy as Jasean Francis. The 16-year-old was identified as Charles Riley.

An autopsy conducted Sunday confirmed Francis and Riley died of their gunshot wounds, the medical examiner’s office said. Their deaths were ruled homicides.

Area Two detectives are investigating.

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