Jamari Williams Death – Obituary : Authorities said a teenage high school student was shot dead Tuesday on the Chicago’s Southside.
Cook County Medical examiner’s office identified the victim as 15-year-old Jamari Williams, a student of the Simeon Career Academy.
Police say Williams was shot at a strip malls about half a mile to the high school at about 2:40 p.m., according to reports.
Investigators said a vehicle drove up and an occupant of the car opened fire at him, striking him to the chest. He was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was listed in a critical condition.
Police said he was later reported dead.
No arrest has been made, police said.
“He was not the kid with the tattoos or a kid that was bad. He was a kid that hoped to move his mother out of the hood through football,” sources said.
At least a dozen shots were fired, witnesses said.
A backpack and sandals were among the items that lay in the parking lot and sidewalk in front of a BMO Harris Bank branch after the shooting.
The items were surrounded by more than a dozen evidence markers.
“We heard the sound and saw people running,” said an unidentified employee at a nearby GameStop, sources said.
“Kids were leaving school and then it happened.”
Williams previously lost his father to gun violence, reports said.