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Woman in custody after 12-year-old boy killed in South Chicago shooting

A witness found the boy unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head about 10:30 a.m. in the 8000 block of South Bennett Avenue.

Police investigate Saturday after a boy was killed in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Police investigate Saturday after a boy was killed in the South Chicago neighborhood.
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A woman was arrested after a 12-year-old boy was found fatally shot Saturday morning in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said.

A witness found the boy unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head about 10:30 a.m. in the 8000 block of South Bennett Avenue, according to preliminary information from Chicago police. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

He was identified as Kaden Ingram by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A 36-year-old woman was taken into custody in connection with the shooting, police said, adding that the incident appeared to be a case of domestic violence.

Several hours after the shooting, officers filed in and out of the brick house, some carrying bags of evidence.

Tearful relatives later arrived, hugging each other across the street from the scene. They declined to speak with a reporter.

Area Two detectives were investigating.

People hug outside a house in the 8000 block of South Bennett Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, where a 12-year-old boy was fatally shot, Saturday afternoon, Sept. 11, 2021.
People hug outside a house in the 8000 block of South Bennett Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, where a 12-year-old boy was fatally shot, Saturday afternoon, Sept. 11, 2021.
Pat Nabong/Sun-Times