16-year-old dies after being shot in the head in Woodlawn

A 16-year-old boy died after being shot in the head Tuesday afternoon in Woodlawn.

Uriel Rodger-Knox was shot around 4:10 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Greenwood Avenue.

Rodger-Knox was transported to the hospital in critical condition but later died, according to police.


A friend said Rodger-Knox was alert when he was placed into the ambulance.

She said Rodger-Knox was a "very spirited kid" who wasn’t involved in gangs and had recently moved to Chicago from Minnesota, against the advice from his family.

"I kept telling them that it was gonna be OK," said the woman, who is 20 but did not want to be named. "He came over here to spread his wings.

A person of interest was taken into custody.

About an hour earlier, a 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head while walking home from school on Chicago’s South Side.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.