A 14-year-old boy was killed Friday night in a shooting in Country Club Hills after a high school football game, authorities said.
Police say the shooting happened around 9 p.m. as officers were dispersing the crowd after Hillcrest High School’s homecoming football game against Oak Forest High School.
As people left the game, shots were fired in an unknown direction, hitting a 14-year-old boy and inflicting life-threatening injuries, officials said.
The teen was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The CCMEO office identified the boy as Marshawn Mitchell, 14, of Hazel Crest.
The Hillcrest Hawks football team released the following statement following the shooting:
“We are all saddened by the events that occurred this evening following our football game against Oak Forest. An investigation is underway by all relevant authorities! We pray for everyone involved! Please pray for our staff and students who were affected by this unfortunate and senseless act of violence,” we read in the press release.
Anyone who may have information about the shooting is asked to contact Country Club Hills police at 708-798-3191 or the anonymous sworn line at 708-206-2899.