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A 16-year-old boy who vowed that athletics would be his path out of Chicago and away from its rampant violence was shot and killed Sunday evening in front of his home. Andre Taylor, a multi-sport athlete at Percy Julian High School, was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the forehead on his front lawn of his home on the city’s embattled South Side, DNAInfo Chicago reports.

The publication reports that neighbors of Taylor say that the boy did not appear to be involved in gang activity that has ravaged parts of the city’s South and West Sides. Instead, one neighbor described him as a “typical teenager” while another neighbor said Taylor was a “good kid.”

Details are still developing, but Taylor was reportedly living with his grandfather on the 10000 block of South Indiana Avenue. He and his younger brother lived with their grandfather after their mother reportedly died in a 2008 auto accident. Along with football, Taylor also played basketball and was on the swim team.

Just before Taylor’s death, the teen’s aunt, Nydia Bossie, told DNAInfo that he walked his girlfriend to a nearby bus stop before returning home. Neighbors heard gunshots and screams around 7:50 PM CST.

DNAInfo reports that the teen’s neighborhood is located in Roseland, which is also known as “The Wild 100s” because of gun violence in the area. Police continue to search for a suspect or suspects.



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