One Dead, One Wounded In Roseland Shooting

CHICAGO (STMW) – One teenager is dead and another wounded after a verbal altercation led to gunfire Friday night in the South Side Roseland neighborhood, police said.

At 10:46 p.m., two male teenagers, ages 16 and 19, were shot near the intersection of South LaSalle Street and West 117th Street, according to police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.

The incident began when the teens got into a verbal altercation with at least one offender, who pulled out a handgun, Gaines said.

The 16-year-old, identified as Markell Stribling, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The 19-year-old was shot in the leg and taken in “stable” condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Gaines said.

According to the medical examiner’s office, Stribling was in the 11700 block of S. LaSalle St. when he was shot.

No one is in custody and Wentworth Area detectives are investigating.

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