A 19-year-old identified as Trumone Smith was shot dead on September 10, 2021.
Police responded to a call of shots fired about 2 a.m. and found the 19-year-old with a gunshot wound to the head in the 2000 block of South Lumber Street, Chicago police said.
According to Chicago police, he was brought to Stroger Hospital and declared dead. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Trumone Vontae Smith Jr.
Nobody was being held.
Smith loved ones went on Facebook to mourn his death. “We don’t own the right to no music playing in the background tae tae you will truly be missed Trumone Smith brother we love you” One said.
Another said: “Trumone Smith, Esther Boyce, and the rest of my Lymon family. I’m so sorry.”
Another lady said: “Lord my family has been taken Ls for the last 2 1/2 I don’t understand why all our babies is being taken from us we done got hit with death back to back to back lord why are you putting us Thur all this hurt and pain please y’all pray for our family keep praying for us please wrap y’all arms around y’all babies they starting to leave us way to fast Trumone Smith Brotha I’m so sorry for the loss of ur son this is totally unfair”.
Kentrell McNeal, 15, killed in Chicago Shooting
Two Chicago high school students were killed in gun violence in Chicago on Tuesday. 15-year-old Simeon High School student, Kentrell McNeal has been identified as one of the deceased.
McNeal was pronounced dead at 9:33 a.m. Wednesday.
McNeal and the 14-year-old boy were attacked while sitting in a car around 6:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Lake Park Avenue. According to Police
The younger boy was struck in the leg and transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.
McNeal suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Provident Hospital, police said. He was transferred to Comer.
McNeal was part of the nonprofit youth group Good Kids Mad City, according to the group’s executive director Carlil Pittman.
“Lately I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with Kentrell,” Pittman wrote on Twitter.
is why it’s so important to have creative spaces and outlets for young people to be able to go to because there’s nothing on the streets of Chicago for them already. RIP.”