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17-year-old boy fatally shot himself at South Side day care

Neighbors console each other after a shooting at Precious Steps Childcare on 65th and Oakley on Tuesday afternoon. | Leslie Adkins/For the Sun-Times

A 17-year-old boy fatally shot himself Tuesday afternoon in the South Side West Englewood neighborhood.

The boy suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at a home day care in the 6500 block of South Oakley, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt and Chicago Police.

He was dead at the scene, according to police and fire officials.

Chicago Police investigate a shooting at Precious Steps Childcare on 65th and Oakley on Tuesday afternoon. | Leslie Adkins/For the Sun-Times

An autopsy Wednesday ruled his death a suicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The boy lived on the same block.

No other injuries were reported, police said.