Boy, 17, dies after shooting in West Pullman

The teen was shot in his head by a gunman who came up from behind him Wednesday in the 500 block of West 117th Street, police said.

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A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in the West Pullman neighborhood.

Kajarie Harshaw was shot in his head by a gunman who came up from behind him around 1:30 p.m. in the 500 block of West 117th Street, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and pronounced dead about three hours later, police and the medical examiner’s office said.

Authorities have not released his name.

Police reported no arrests.

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