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Brandon Gray: Man, 29, shot in Fernwood on Far South Side



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A man was fatally shot early Tuesday in Fernwood on the Far South Side. Chicago Suntimes reported.

Brandon Gray, 29, was attacked about 12:45 a.m. while with two other people in the 200 block of West 107th Street, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

According to a friend, he was inside a residence when he heard the gunfire and went out to discover him with a gunshot wound to the head.

Brandon man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

No one was in custody.


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

Kentrell McNeal/Facebook

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.

Kentrell McNeal eating pizza/Facebook

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.”

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