Police: Boy, 15, Killed In Possible Gang Shooting

Updated: 1/13/11 10:43 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) – Police are looking for the person who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy at a bus stop in the Woodlawn neighborhood.

The boy — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Shonelle Gregory, 15, was shot about 6:45 p.m. in the 500 block of East 63rd Street, said police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.

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Police said the boy and two other people were waiting for a westbound 63rd Street bus, when the gunman walked up and asked everyone if another bus was coming. He then walked behind the bus shelter, pulled a silver handgun and shot Gregory once, police said.

The boy staggered to a nearby trash can, where the gunman shot him three more times in the back, police said. Gregory was dead on the scene when ambulances arrived.

Nobody else was injured, police said.

An autopsy on Gregory, of the 5200 block of South Calumet Avenue, is scheduled for Thursday, the medical examiner’s office said.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating the shooting as possibly gang-related, police said. The victim was allegedly a known gang member, police said.

Nobody was in custody as of Thursday morning.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Bob Hamilton

    Attention teens: Don’t join any gang except your high school athletic team and church. If you do not make the team at first, keep trying. The coach will put you on. Don’t get tattoo’s, don’t wear gang colors, don’t stand around with other gang members even if they are your close friends. Do not even think of ever touching a gun or any type of weapon. Do not do drugs, do not smoke and do not drink. Do not sell drugs or hang around anyone who does. Avoid swearing as much as possible. Wear your pants on your hips. To get respect you must first respect yourself. Be your own role model. Do not pass judgement on anyone else. each person has their own struggle. Respect and forgive your parents for all of their failures with you. Do not hold grudges against anyone. Walk the streets without fear but with caution and common sense. Be your own teacher. Thank God for everyday no matter how bad your challenges may seem.



  • StillTeachinginChicago

    “Pants on the ground, pants on the ground….looking like a fool with your pants on the ground…”

    to Bob hamilton….good advice….unfortunately, easier said than done when the kids living here live up to the wrong role models. When a 12 year old boy can make $1,000 CASH by walking a bag of drugs to a buyer 3 blocks away….how can he/she say “no”. It’s a shame….but it’s reality. I see it every day!

  • Average Guy

    Chances are the gunman was under the age of twenty also. My question would be, were both of the young men’s parents involved in their lives. Young men without father in their lives tend to attract gangs.

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  • caroll montgomery

    yes his parents are in his life…….and no he wasn’t a gang member……he was at the wrong place at the wrong time…….and you right they can’t say no when they see drugs around their house and schools.

  • Ms. Teacher

    Well said Bob, it is that simple!

  • Meme Wonderful Me

    Bob you are a tough act to follow. Well stated.
    Sounds like you have great mentoring skills. We need more individuals such as yourself who would be willing to reach out to the troubled youth within our communities before it reaches this magnitude in every instance.
    It is a very powerful spirit of evil & unjust that has consumed a good amount of our youth today and as much as we may try to avoid it, the reality is, without the intervention of an insightful adult/elder we can expect to see and hear of more stories like this one.

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