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Boy, 14, Fatally Shot in Woodlawn Drive-By

By Erica Demarest | February 13, 2014 7:09am | Updated on February 13, 2014 11:21am
 The teen was walking with two other males when someone inside a white van opened fire, police said.
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CHICAGO — A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in Woodlawn Wednesday night.

The teen was walking with two other males in the 6100 block of South Vernon Avenue when a white van drove up about 8:20 p.m., police said. Someone inside the van pulled a gun and shot the teen in his head, police said.

Venzel Richardson, 14, of the 6400 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, was pronounced dead on the scene at 8:25 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Police said they suspect the shooting was gang-related.

Earlier Wednesday, a 36-year-old man was shot in his shoulder in the 1500 block of South Fairfield Avenue in North Lawndale, police said. The man drove himself to Mount Sinai Hospital after the shooting, which happened about 6:50 p.m.

No further information was available.

No one was in custody for either shooting.