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Chicago Police Shoot Teenage Boy on South Side

Chicago Police shot and seriously wounded a 17 year-old boy Monday night on the city’s South Side. Police allege that Kevon Purell approached an officer’s vehicle that was parked at a Family Dollar store near 79th and Yates around 9:30pm and pointed a handgun at him. The officer fired, wounding Purell, who was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition. “Officer was able to retrieve his weapon & shoot the assailant who is currently in serious condition at local hospital. Weapon recovered,” tweeted CPD police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi. Purell’s mother, Irma Burrage, was stunned at the accusation and the shooting. “He was going to get something to eat,” she said. “It doesn’t make sense…Who would do that? It’s suicide.” (Chicago Tribune)

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