Saturday, October 30, 2010

More about that shooting from Tuesday...

I blogged about on Thursday. I basically railed against the mentioning of Harlan with a certain amount of context. Students from Harlan got shot in this incident near 100th & Michigan. Of course other than the blurb from EveryBlock that included Harlan's address. A young man from another city school died of his wounds and the Tribune wrote more about this incident:
Relatives remember Jeremy Harris as always smiling, always respectful.

So they can't understand why someone gunned down the 17-year-old not far from his Roseland neighborhood home.

"He was my favorite little cousin," said LaRhonda Harris, 33. "When I used to drive past, he used to always stop me just to ask me where I was going. And then once I'd tell him I'm going to the store, or somewhere, he'd say, 'OK, you can keep going.' ''
So the other three teens who were shot (four were shot) attended Harlan according to this story. Harris  still had a Harlan connection however even though he attended another school.
Harris was a sophomore at Wendell Phillips Career Academy High School, 244 E. Pershing Rd., said Monique Bond, a Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman. She said the other teens attended Harlan Community Academy High School, 9652 S. Michigan Ave., a few blocks north from the shooting.

Harris briefly attended Harlan, where he had joined the ROTC, according to his family, who added that he has two older brothers and two older sisters. 
Let's hope the criminals who committed this crime are caught and convicted!

1 comment:

  1. The brother and sister and their mother initiated the conflict with the alleged gunman. The police only questioned them regarding details of the incident. Because of their involvement, the have not been honest with the police. The police are not following up with the family. I guess one more kid killed in Roseland is not a priority.


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