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Zion youth charged with murder in shooting death of another teen – Chicago Tribune


A 15-year-old Zion boy has been charged with shooting another teen to death Thursday night, police said Friday.

Zion police said the teen has been charged with first-degree murder for the shooting at 8:35 p.m. in the 2900 block of Gideon Avenue.

Officers who responded to a call of shots fired and a person injured found a 17-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the chest, reports said. He subsequently died.

Zion police said they worked through the night and identified a suspect, the 15-year-old, who was taken into custody Friday morning. He was transported to the youth detention facility in Vernon Hills.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Zion police at (847) 872-8000 or Lake County CrimeStoppers at (847) 662-2222.

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