Two high school young men were shot to death in the wake of asking the speculate how tall he was the point at which they were purchasing candy from a store.
The occurrence happened at roughly 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 after three high school young men went to a store in South Chicago to get some treats and wound up having a concise experience with 19-year-old Laroy Battle inside the foundation.
“The victims were walking into the store, they saw Battle, he was standing in line while at the store and the victims commented that Battle, he was quite tall, and they asked him how tall he was and hoped to be that tall someday,” said Deputy Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan “Unfortunately, we will never even see the full growth of these poor children.”
The three young men at that point left the store and continued to walk home together when police say that Battle moved toward them and started shooting.
Jasean Francis, 17, was shot in the back, chest and left hand. Charles Riley, 16, was shot in the back and left leg. The third high schooler, who was not recognized, figured out how to get away from the gunfire. Both of the young men who were shot were taken to the University of Chicago Hospital and later passed on from the wounds they endured during the shooting.
“The security cameras from the area were able to show the offender discarding a gun in the garbage can and then Battle was eventually found hiding out in a motel … He was arrested without incident.” Deenihan announced at the press conference.