A teenage boy described as a high school student at Kenwood Academy.community member” who was mortally wounded on The south side was identified Friday afternoon, officials said on Saturday.
17 year old Kanye Perkins has been announced dead at 12:18 p.m. Friday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner office. Opening for perkins, of block 1600 of East 50th Street, scheduled.
The shooting was at least the fourth for this year near the traffic police school.
A few minutes after noon, paramedics were called on 5035 S. East End Ave. for a call that the teenager was shot multiple times, CFD spokesman Larry Merritt said.
“He was DOA,” Merritt said, adding that the teenager was taken to university. of Chicago Medical Center.
According to Chicago police spokesman Officer Michelle Tannehill, Perkins was shot dead. in in head standing outside. “An unknown the offender came up and started firing rounds sacrifice,” said Tannehill. in application by email.
Previously, Merritt said the victim was 15 years old.
The attacker fled in possible dark color vehicle no one was arrested, according to Tannehill.
Kenwood Academy, 5015 S Blackstone Ave., just a few blocks from the East End Avenue address.
At about 1:25 p.m., Kenwood director Karen Calloway sent a note parents of students who said “dick of our school community” was involved and the school was placed on quarantine.
“We received reports this afternoon that gunshots were heard near our school and that a member of our school community was wounded,” the note said. “The Chicago Police Department and paramedics quickly arrived on the scene to provide assistance. support. During the police response, we kept students at home as safety precaution”.
“Today we decided to make a “soft” lockdown and canceled off- lunch on campus. We ordered pizza for pupils who need lunch and briefing place as usual,” the note said.
“Please know that we take this situation very seriously and we have requested additional safety support for Our school.”
“Our thoughts with in family of our school community MP,” the note said.
One more note to parents from the Chicago Public Schools office of The sports administration said all extracurricular activities, sports and non-sports, were canceled on Friday.
BUT football game between Kenwood and Taft High School scheduled for Friday night at Taft was postponed Saturday at 4:00 pm at Taft, the email said.
The email contained a statement by David Rosengard, CEO of Sports Administration for Chicago Public Schools.
“We are sad to know of tragic situation that happened this afternoon outside Kenwood High School,” Rosengard said. in Email. “We in constant communication with Kenwood Administration, CPS Office of School Safety and Security and the Chicago Police Department ensure in safety of our community members in in area”.
“Our thoughts with Kenwood and Hyde Park community at the moment.”
Chicago Teachers Union President Stacy Davis Gates also commented on in attack.
“Mothers don’t send our children to school to be killed,” Gates said. in statement. “Mayor Lightfoot and every single one decision manufacturer in this is city be to us more. We demand more. Our children deserve more — more social emotional support more Love and more accountability from adults.”
“The mayor spent last We’ve been declaring our school communities safe for two years, and here we are again, about to bury another child, and offer our condolences to another. family and another school community. This is at least the fourth close range shooting. one of our schools since classes started and it’s only the third week of in year” Gates said. in statement. “And this strategy of expressing condolences and not transparently support fails and killing – our children. It hurts, and all of our city deserves better.”
Next to the stage of shooting, north of Hyde Park Boulevard Police vehicles diverted traffic away from 50th and the East End.
As of 15:00 the school town seemed quiet, with only a few people walking out and leaving school car.
At 3:35 p.m., four Chicago Police SUVs one with his blue lights were flashing, were parked in front of schools main input. Least one the officer stood outside SUV.
Four more officers stood outside school in corner of Hyde Park Boulevard and Blackstone Avenue next two unmarked police cars parked. A few minutes later the woman group of the obvious students walked quickly away from the school.
Statement released Friday afternoon from Chicago Public Schools. extended condolences.
“All of us in Chicago Public Schools are saddened to find out of loss of another young life and express our sincere condolences to familyfriends and community participants affected by this tragedy.
Kristen Lowry, 41 home early Friday morning, when she heard gunshots nearby, she told a Tribune reporter around 4:30 p.m. outside near the school.
Dismayed by the news of a fatally wounded teenager, she decided to meet with her 17-year-olds.year-old sona student in Kenwood.
Lowry said she never met her son at school because they live in apartments about a block to the east of campus.
While Lowry waited outside gate, big crowds of students were walking out of school and separated in smaller groups throughout street.
Then her phone rang.
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“Where are you?” Lowry said worry in her voice comfort when she heard her sonx voice and found out that he outside their homewhich just south of where attack happened.
“How mother of A black boy, I’m afraid,” she said, adding that gunfights were rare so far. in their proximity when they do this only adds to her misgivings.
Lowry had a lot of difficult conversations with her son, who not know the boy was killed, and her two older daughters were about race and violence, among other things.
“It’s difficult for parents have, but think about children,” she said. “It’s difficult for to hear them and process such adult topics. … They are should be focused on Existence children”.
“We need love in this is city … people are in pain.”