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Boy, 16, shot to death near Dolton high school

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A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon near a high school in south suburban Dolton.

Lance C. Willis was shot at 2:21 p.m. in the 200 block of East 144th Street, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Willis, who lived in Markham, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and pronounced dead about two hours later, authorities said.

The fatal shooting happened near the Academy for Learning High School at 306 E. 144th St., police said. The boy did not attend the school.

An autopsy conducted Thursday found he died from a gunshot wound to his abdomen, and his death was ruled a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

As of Thursday night, no one was in custody, police said.