Boy killed, another hurt in Altgeld Gardens shooting

A 15-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were found shot in the 13000 block of South Ellis Avenue, police said.

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A man was found dead Dec. 25, 2020, on the South Side.

Two people were shot, one fatally, June 8, 2020, in Altgeld Gardens on the Far South Side.

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A 15-year-old boy was killed and a man was hurt in a shooting Monday in Altgeld Gardens on the Far South Side. 

The 19-year-old man and the boy were found about 9:47 p.m. on South Ellis Avenue with gunshot wounds, Chicago police said. Both were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

The 15-year-old boy was shot in the head and pronounced dead, police said.

He was identified as Jeremiah James, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy ruled his death a homicide.

The 19-year-old was shot in the leg and was in fair condition, police said.

No one is in custody as Area Two detectives investigate.

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