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15-year-old girl shot and killed in Chicago Lawn may be negligent discharge by her younger brother

Another teen girl was shot and killed Tuesday evening but the initial investigation revealed it may have been a negligent discharge by the girl's younger brother.

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15-year-old girl shot and killed in Chicago Lawn may be negligent discharge by her younger brother

CHICAGO - Another teen girl was shot and killed Tuesday evening but the initial investigation revealed it may have been a negligent discharge by the girl's younger brother.

According to authorities, the incident happened around 6:49 p.m. Tuesday evening in the 2400 block of W. Marquette in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the city's southwest side.

Police said they arrived to a residence on the above block to find a 15-year-old female victim shot in the head. They tried to rush the girl to Comer Children’s Hospital but she was pronounced dead.

Police noted that a person of interest was taken to the area station for questioning and were quick to note it's an ongoing investigation.

Still, local scanner traffic discovered by @SPOTNEWSonIG captured more details about the investigation and that the person of interest taken for questioning is likely to be the girl's younger brother.

Police audio records that another brother told police on scene that it was an accident and that the younger brother allegedly ran from the scene with the firearm. The younger brother later returned to the scene where he was taken into custody for questioning without incident.

We reached out to Chicago Police but they would not confirm as it remains under investigation.


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