Boy, 11, found dead in West Pullman home was shot

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Police are conducting a homicide investigation after finding an 11-year-old boy shot dead early Monday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Emergency crews responded about 1 a.m. to the 900 block of West 119th Street and found the boy unresponsive on the floor of a home with blunt force trauma to his head, Chicago Police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators have since determined the boy was shot, according to a spokesman for Chicago Police.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified him as Jechon Anderson and said he lived in the same block. Results of an autopsy conducted Tuesday were pending.

Three people were released without being charged after being questioned about the death, police said.

A spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Children and Family Services said the agency has had contact with the boy’s family previously. However, the spokeswoman said, the contact appeared to be unrelated to the circumstances of his death.

The agency was also conducting an investigation.

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