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12-year-old shot in Englewood bedroom

Though it's unclear what exactly led to the shooting, authorities noted that a known male offender discharged a handgun that struck the boy in the back.


Update 2: The boy has been identified by the Medical Examiner's Office as 12-year-old Marcell Wilson.

Update: The boy has died from his injuries.

CHICAGO - Authorities are reporting a 12-year-old boy is in critical condition tonight after he was shot in the Englewood neighborhood on the city's south side.



The incident occurred around 11:25 p.m. on Sunday evening in the 5500 block of S. Aberdeen in the Englewood neighborhood on the city's south side.

Police said that a 12-year-old male was sitting on a bed in a back bedroom with several individuals. Though it's unclear what exactly led to the shooting, authorities noted that a known male offender discharged a handgun that struck the boy in the chest.

The boy was transported by the Chicago Fire Department to Comers Children's Hospital with a gun shot wound to his back. He was listed in critical condition.

Still, there is no one in custody at this time.

Area One detectives are investigating.



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