Death of 17-year-old boy found fatally shot in West Englewood ruled a suicide: autopsy

A 17-year-old boy who was found fatally shot Friday in West Englewood on the South Side died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to an autopsy.

He was found about 3:45 p.m. with a gunshot wound to his head at a residence in the 5600 block of South Wolcott Avenue, Chicago police said. The teen was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy released Saturday by the Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled the boy’s death a suicide.

Area detectives were investigating.

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