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A Chicago police car guards access to President Obama's neighborhood on Wednesday morning after Obama won a second term in the White House. The president spent the night at his Kenwood home. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

A Chicago police car guards access to President Obama’s neighborhood on Wednesday morning after Obama won a second term in the White House. The president spent the night at his Kenwood home. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 15-year-old boy was found shot to death in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood Monday night — less than four blocks the home of President Barack Obama.

Cornelius German was found lying in the backyard of a home in the 700 block of east 50th Place with a gunshot wound in his back about 9:40 p.m., authorities said.

German, of the 1000 block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, was pronounced dead at the scene at shortly after his body was discovered, authorities said.

Police said German was affiliated with a gang.

No one was in custody early Tuesday.

The Obamas’ home, in 5000 block of South Greenwood Avenue, in the Kenwood neighborhood is little under a half-mile from where German’s body was found.

German’s home address is just two blocks west of the Obama residence.

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