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17-year-old boy killed in Fifth City shooting

3300 block of West Gladys | Google

A 17-year-old boy died after he was shot Thursday afternoon in the Fifth City neighborhood on the West Side.

Parris Purdis was walking about 2:18 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Gladys when two males ran up to him from a nearby alley and began shooting at him, Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

Purdis was struck in the abdomen and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died Friday morning, authorities said. He lived in the same block as the shooting.

An autopsy Saturday ruled that Purdis died from injuries sustained in the shooting. His death was ruled a homicide.