A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed Thursday in an alley in Homan Square on the West Side.
Maleek Smith was found with a gunshot wound to the head around 2:05 p.m. in the 600 block of South Lawndale Avenue, Chicago police said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The boy lived in the neighborhood, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The police gave no further information.
Community activist Andrew Holmes met with the family after the shooting and said Smith’s sister was in shock. “This family wants their loved one and it should never have happened,” Holmes told reporters on Thursday.
No arrests were reported.