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Shooting death of 16-year-old boy in Roseland ruled a homicide

The boy was found in his bedroom with a gunshot wound to his head, police said.

A 15-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting Aug. 6, 2021, in South Shore.
A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot June 17, 2021, in Roseland.
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The death of a 16-year-old boy found fatally shot Thursday in Roseland on the South Side has been ruled a homicide.

Deshon Reed was found in his bedroom with a gunshot wound to his neck about 11:50 a.m. in the first block of West 109th Place, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The teen was pronounced dead at the scene, Chicago fire officials said. Police said the circumstances of the shooting were unclear.

Autopsy results released Friday said Reed died of a gunshot wound to his neck and the death was ruled a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

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