Chicago teen, 15, who ‘hoped to move mom out of hood through football’ gunned down near high school

1 month ago

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Chicago authorities have identified a 15-year-old boy who was fatally shot outside his high school Tuesday but have yet to name a suspect.

Jamari Williams was with a bunch of fellow students when a car drove up and someone shot him to the chest at around 2:40 p.m.

He was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was later declared dead.

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    “We heard the sound and saw people running. Kids were leaving school and then it happened.”

    “He was not a kid with the tattoos or a kid that was bad. He was a kid that hoped to move his mother out of the hood through football,” Pastor Donovan Price said.

    “The family wants everyone to know: this was a good kid; A kid who wanted to play football. Who looked forward to playing football at Simeon, but unfortunately because of, that was delayed.”