Chicago, IL – A 15-year-old boy found dead in a burning vehicle in the city’s Bridgeport neighborhood died from a gunshot wound to the neck, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The incident occurred early Friday morning in an alley on the 3700 block of South Parnell Avenue.
Local authorities responded to a report of a car fire around 2 a.m., with police and firefighters quickly arriving at the scene. After extinguishing the flames, officials discovered an unidentified person, later identified as the teenager, unresponsive in the trunk of the vehicle. Tragically, the young victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy, revealing that the teenager died as a result of a gunshot wound to the neck and chest. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide.
At this time, law enforcement has not provided any additional information regarding the shooting.
The tragic death of this young boy highlights the continued violence plaguing Chicago’s neighborhoods. With gun violence persisting as a major issue, community leaders and advocacy groups are calling for urgent action to address the root causes and prevent further loss of life.
Authorities are urging anyone with information related to the incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation. The need for justice and closure for the grieving family is paramount, as the community mourns yet another tragic loss.