Two 14-Year-Old Boys Shot, Killed During Separate Attacks in Lori Lightfoot's Chicago

Two 14-Year-Old Boys Shot, Killed During Separate Attacks in Lori Lightfoot's Chicago


Two 14-year-old boys were shot and killed during separate armed attacks Wednesday in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

NBC 5 reports the first attack occurred about 4 p.m. as a 14-year-old was shot and killed “in the 2200 block of West Adams Street.”

WGN 9 notes the 14-year-old was shot “twice in the chest” while “standing on the sidewalk.”

He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

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The second 14-year-old, James Sweezer, was shot and killed around 8:45 p.m. in Englewood. Sweezer was walking and talking with a friend “when someone in a dark-colored vehicle shot him in the head.”

Sweezer died shortly after being shot.

There were over 1,892 shootings in Chicago January 1, 2021, through June 28, 2021, a 12 percent

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