15-year-old killed in Lawndale shooting

The teen was on a front porch in the 3900 block of West Lexington Street when two males approached and began firing shots at him, Chicago police said.

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A teen was critically hurt in a shooting May 21, 2021, in Lawndale.

A teen was critically hurt in a shooting May 21, 2021, in Lawndale.

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A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed Friday night in Lawndale on the West Side.

About 11:50 p.m., Dajon Gater was on a front porch in the 3900 block of West Lexington Street when two males approached and began firing shots at him, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He suffered a gunshot wound to the head was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

Area Four Detectives are investigating the shooting.

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