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14-year-old boy killed, two other young teens wounded in Morgan Park

The teens — a 14-year-old girl and two boys 14 and 15 — were standing on the sidewalk in the 11100 block of South Bishop Street when they were attacked, Chicago police said.

Three people were wounded in a shooting Sept. 29, 2021, in Morgan Park.
Three people were wounded in a shooting Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Morgan Park.
Tyler LaRiviere / Sun-Times

A 14-year-old boy was killed and two other young teens were wounded as they stood on a sidewalk in Morgan Park on the Far South Side.

The teens were attacked by a gunman who walked up and opened fire just after 7 p.m. in the 11100 block of South Bishop Street, Chicago police said.

William Pemberton, 14, was struck in the head and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A 14-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to the foot and a 15-year-old boy was struck in the leg, police said. Both were taken to the hospital in good condition, police said.

The shooting happened down the street from Shoop Academy at 11140 S. Bishop St. At the scene, dozens of evidence markers covered the sidewalk near the mouth of an alley.

A resident who has lived in the area for the past three years described the block as “quiet” with “not too much going on.”

There was no one in custody.