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13-year-old shot and killed in far north side park

Another young teenager was shot in the head and killed Friday night, this time in a park on the city's far north side, authorities said.

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13-year-old shot and killed in far north side park
A 13-year-old boy was found shot in the head in Lerner Park on the city's West Ridge neighborhood Friday night.

Update 2: As reported by CWBChicago, Ald. Debra Silverstein told her constituents in an email Saturday night that the shooting appears to have been an accident.

Update: The boy was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as Lavel Winslow.

WEST RIDGE, Chicago - Another young teenager was shot in the head and killed Friday night, this time in a park on the city's far north side, authorities said.

The incident happened shortly before 10:00 p.m. Friday night in Lerner Park, which is on the 7000 block of N. Sacramento Avenue in the West Ridge neighborhood on the city's far north side.

Police were called to the park by a witness who stated they heard a loud "pop" and saw multiple people fleeing the area of the park where the pop came from. The witness then approached the area and found a boy on a bench with a gunshot wound to the head.

First responders rushed the boy to St. Francis Hospital where he was originally listed in critical condition, but he later died from his injury.

The boy was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as Lavel Winslow.

There is no one in custody and Area Three detectives are investigating.

According to statistics kept by HeyJackass.com, the boy is the 48th person aged 17 and under to have been shot and killed so far this year. An additional more than 230 victims in the same age group have been shot and wounded.


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