Chicago Shooting Kills CPS 15-Year-Old
On Tuesday, a 15-year-old Chicago Public Schools student was shot and died leaving school in South Austin.
Kevin Davis Jr. attended Michele Clark Magnet High School on the block at 5101 W. Harrison St., near Laramie Avenue and the Eisenhower Expressway. At 3:16 p.m. Tuesday, someone shot him.
Died in Stroger Hospital in Cook County
At the press conference on Tuesday night, Chicago Police and school officials talked about what happened and how the district responded.
“What occurred shattered our hearts,” said CPD Austin (15th) District Cmdr. Andre Parham. It’s tragic.”
Police investigated the killing late Tuesday. Why Davis was shot so many times was unclear.
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“It’s hard to answer that question right now,” Parham said. But working together, we’ll make sure you know what we know.
Davis’ murder outside the school is the second shooting this school year. After a quarrel in August, a gunman shot three teens.
That happened nearby. Thus, CPS is telling parents it is reassessing its safety strategy, particularly after Davis was shot and died feet from Michele Clark’s front door.
Witness is Unknown
“We may and will tomorrow deploy more protection from our citywide team,” said CPS safety and security head Jadine Chou. Our Safe Passage program and 15th District partners will get further help.
At dismissal, there was a shooting. It is unknown who witnessed their classmate being shot.
CPS Chief of Safety and Security Jadine Chou said the objective is to offer crisis assistance and bereavement counselling for kids and employees tomorrow.
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“Hard. We want to avoid it being “remarked.”
Area Four detectives investigate. The police encourage neighbours to examine security cameras for anything strange.
The shooters’ automobile status is unknown.