Maleek Smith murder: 14-year-old shot in head, killed on Chicago's West Side identified
CHICAGO - A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot Thursday on Chicago’s West Side.
Around 2 p.m., Chicago police responded to an alley in the 3600 block of W. Flournoy Street in the Homan Square neighborhood where they found the teenager with a gunshot wound to his head.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
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Family of the victim identified him as Maleek Smith.
The teen's family is stunned and struggling for answers.
"What are you targeting a kid for? He’s not a gang member, just a kid like everybody else going back and forth to school," said Ron Dunn, Smith's great uncle.
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"He had my father’s sense of humor. I just told him that yesterday. ‘You Roy Jones grandson.' I just wish my dad was here to see," said Cynthia Dunn, the teen’s grandmother.
Area 4 Detectives are investigating. Currently, nobody is in custody.
No further details were immediately available.