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Man, Kelly Mitchem, Wounded in Chicago shooting dies



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Kelly Mitchem, 32, was declared dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center on Thursday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

According to Chicago police, Mitchem was in a car in the 7000 block of South South Shore Drive at 5:20 p.m. on Sunday when someone fired bullets at him from another vehicle.

Mitchem got hit and then crashed his car. According to authorities, he was brought to the hospital in critical condition at the time.

The medical examiner’s office said an autopsy published Saturday determined his death was a murder and that he died from numerous gunshot wounds. Chicago Suntimes reported.

There have been no arrests recorded.


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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