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Man, 19, Killed In Chicago Heights Shooting

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(STMW) — A man was fatally shot Saturday in south suburban Chicago Heights.

Officers responded to the 400 block of West 17th Street at 5:37 p.m. on reports of shots fired and a man down, Chicago Heights police said in a release.

Henry Strong, 19, was found with a gunshot wound to the head and taken by paramedics to Franciscan St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, police said. He was later airlifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Strong, of the 300 block of Standish Street in Chicago Heights, died at Christ Hospital at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

An autopsy Tuesday found he died of a gunshot wound to the head, and his death was ruled a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

Police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are investigating, and ask anyone with information to call (708) 756-6400.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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