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Teen Killed on Porch in Avalon Park Thursday Afternoon

By Kyla Gardner | August 29, 2013 3:27pm | Updated on August 29, 2013 7:27pm
 A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot about 1 p.m. Thursday in the 7900 block of South Avalon Avenue, police said.
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CHICAGO — A teenager was fatally shot in Avalon Park Thursday afternoon, officials said.

The 17-year-old boy was standing on a porch in the 7900 block of South Avalon Avenue about 1 p.m. when several people walked up and began firing, according to police.

The boy was hit several times, and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:59 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

The morgue identified the boy as Anthony Dickerson, of the 8300 block of South Maryland Avenue.

After the shooting, blood and evidence markers lined the stairs of the home, which was surrounded by crime scene tape.

Two other men were wounded by gunfire Thursday.