Boy, 14, killed in Chatham shooting, police say

A gunman opened fire on a 14-year-old boy, circled a city block in the Chatham neighborhood and fired again, late Wednesday morning, according to Chicago police. The teen later died of his injuries at an area hospital.

The shooting occurred on the 700 block of East 91st Place just before noon, police said. The boy was standing outside when the gunman shot at him from a white vehicle that went around the block and returned to fire at the boy a second time, police said.

Officers found the teen in the 9100 block of South Dauphin Avenue, according to police. He suffered two gunshots to the back and one in the upper chest, police said. Police later corrected an early report that stated the boy was 13.

The teen, Tyree Brown, was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Brown lived on the block where he was shot, authorities said. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

No suspects were in custody as detectives continued their investigation.