(STMW) — A 17-year-old boy was shot in the head Saturday afternoon in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood and later died.

The boy was in the 3900 block of South Prairie about 2:58 p.m. when he was shot in the head, police said.

READ MORE: Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy Confirms Justin Fields Has Cracked Ribs, Denies Latest Round Of Rumors

He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, where he was pronounced, police said.

READ MORE: Former Chicago Bear Dan Hampton Faces Driving While Intoxicated Charge After Recent In Northwest Indiana

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Slight Warm Up On The Way