Teen Shot Dead In Chatham

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gunfire has claimed the life of a teenager in the South Side’s Chatham neighborhood.

Someone shot the 18-year-old male victim around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of East 82nd Street, according to police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer. He was discovered unresponsive near an alley, police said.

The man was shot multiple times and was taken to Jackson Park Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:30 p.m., according to a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The identity of the victim, who lived in the city, was not being released Wednesday morning, pending family notification.

A Gresham District police captain said the shooting took place outside and no one was in custody.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Wa2Sea

    Bill, you should be careful about things that you post. They could give the wrong idea about your character and your intentions!

    • Gee-reg

      What should he be careful about ????? Tellling the truth?????Are you one of those people who do not want to see blacks llisted as offender and victim ????? You must be one of those bleeding heart liberals who will blame white America for the blacks killing themselves.

      • jenjoe

        To Gee-reg
        Blacks kill themselves just like whites do. No more and no less. White males have gone crazy killing their wives or making them disappear. We are offenders and victims and so are you! Your kids kill their parents. White males kill their wives every other day. Look at the news fool or even better look at Nancy Grace. Yall are featured nightly! You invented murder, look at your history FOOL!

      • Todd

        @jenjoke, Why do you feel it’s necessary to mention other crimes, not relevant here? We all know who is the biggest risk to the innocent person walking down the street. Try and show some support for cleaning up the black community, instead or acting like a moron.


    Tell it like it is Gee-reg! Whitey gave the shooter the gun and also the reason to kill! Everybody knows it’s whiteys fault! Ain’t that right Jesse? What do you think Mr Sharpton?

  • Lover of Christ

    Walking with Jesus

    A person has lost their life. A mother has lost her son, a sister her brother. Compassion is a gift from God. Please remember that the next time your words precede your logic.

    • Chris

      Hell yeah!!! Sex drugs and rock and roll. I’m with you, Lover.

  • Right

    jenjoe is an idiot. blacks are to blame for their own problems, but they’re still trying to blame white people. Unfortuantely, they have people in power perpetuating this b.s. Grow up jenjoe.

    • Derek

      Excellent post, Right. People like NWA and Jenjoe just can’t accept the reality of things. Sad. They seem to have the Jesse Jacka$$ disease.

  • NWA

    See, here is the thing. Your parents raised you just as this young man’s parents tried to raise him. The question I have is, can your parents read your post and feel as if they have done a good job of raising you? And, if they can it would say a lot about them. You are a reflection of what your parent tried to do.


    • Anglo-Saxon

      @NWA, Are you spewing your black babble BS again? Who’s fault is the black criminal epidemic? Gee-reg is right, the truth will set you free. S.O.S.

  • tunafish charlie

    If the kid was at home doing his home work and helping his MAMA with the empty chicken boxes it would not had happen..MALT LIQUOR ANY ONE ? love that chicken from POPEYE’S…NEXT TIME USE A CHICKEN DRUM STIX TO ROB yall’S VICTIMS AND DON’T FOR GET THE hot sause

    • Rick

      That’s hilarious, HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa !!!

  • Chrishawn Young

    It is very interesting to read so many posts reflecting hatred towards African Americans while the “others” seem to be the ones pouring a tremendous amount of racial hate onto the screen. I wish all of you would Shut the F up and do something about each and every issue you have the heart to comment on. You’re weak, very unintelligent, and simple! To believe we live in a world in which we don’t need each other to survive is basic immaturity at its best. The Greatest race is neither Black nor White. The Greatest Race is Love, whatever color, shape or size you find it in. And once you have truly found Love nothing else really matters except you fight to keep it safe.

    • LaKeisha

      There is no hatred toward black people here. Just because some opinions aren’t complimentary toward the black community, it isn’t racism. It’s just the way the black community is. Nothing more than reality !!!

      • Chrishawn Young

        Lakeisha this is your reality! Maybe you should find a better crowd of people to observe within the black community because there are More Than Many African Americans Doing the damn Thing Boo! Find your own Identity before you just go around accepting whatever the media says about you or us for that matter.

  • Chrishawn Young

    Now even though there may be some element of truth to what you speak. Why are you so ignorant when you open your mouth? Maybe if you did your homework in school, you wouldn’t feel so inadequate. The funny part is; you’re the biggest joke on this site! Yet you go out of your way to fit the description of a very racist comic. Brilliant!

  • tunafish charlie


  • Leroy Goldberg

    I just like to read these stories and comment about them. I really don’t care one bit about the people the stories are about, they are either dead or murderers.

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