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Brighton Park Shooting Kills 15-Year-Old Boy And Wounds Boy, 14: Police

By Tanveer Ali | October 27, 2017 8:07am

BRIGHTON PARK — A 15-year-old boy died and a 14-year-old boy was wounded in a Brighton Park shooting Thursday afternoon, police said.

At 3:36 p.m. Thursday, the boys were in the 2500 block of West 45th Street when someone shot at them from a sidewalk, police said. 

It is unclear how many shooters there were.

The 15-year-old boy was shot in his side and taken to Stroger Hospital where he died.

He was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as Jeyson Gonzalez, of the 5700 block of South Damen Avenue.

The 14-year-old boy was taken to Stroger as well and is in serious condition after being shot in his lower back, police said. 

No one is in custody.