Friday, September 3, 2010

17-year-old shot and killed in Chatham


If you follow either our Facebook page or Worlee's Concerned Citizen's of Chatham you might have seen this story.

Unlike the video from WGN above the victim has been identified:
The 17-year-old boy -- identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office as Jeremy Brooks -- was shot at 2:16 p.m. in an alley near the 700 block of East 78th Street, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

Two gunmen approached the teen and one fired in his direction -- striking him multiple times, police said. The suspects fled after the shooting.

Brooks, of the 7800 block of South Ellis Avenue, was pronounced dead at 2:30 p.m. at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, according to the medical examiner's office.

A large number of gang-enforcement officers were sent to investigate, police said. The slaying is believed to be gang-related and may have been a retaliation murder.
Of course in those postings by Worlee on Facebook it was added that:
Per Alderman Lyle and representatives of the 6th district police this WAS NOT an act of random violence but the settlement of "Beef" over a female.
So far in any of the stories I have seen that piece of information has yet to be reported. Hopefully there will be more updates on this story in the future.

Let's hope these updates won't be retaliation, but arrests.

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