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Teenager shot dead in River North

Witnesses reported about 6 shots fired and the 16-year-old victim was pronounced dead on scene.


Update: *The 16-year-old has been identified as Vadarrion A. Knight.


CHICAGO - A teenager was shot and killed in the early morning hours on Monday in the popular River North neighborhood, police said.



The incident occurred just after 2:00 a.m. outside the entrance to the Grand Ave Red Line entrance near Grand Avenue and State Street in River North.

Police said a 16-year-old male was shot at by an unidentified offender who fled the scene on foot.

Witnesses reported about 6 shots were fired and the victim reportedly sustained two gunshot wounds to the chest and one gunshot wound to the knee. The teenager was pronounced dead on scene.

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


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