'Another student is gone': 15-year-old shot and killed in Chicago near his high school

A Chicago teenager was shot and killed Tuesday just two blocks from his high school, authorities said.

Jamari Williams, 15, was shot at roughly 2:40 p.m. after a person in a black car pulled up outside of a business, opened fire, and hit Williams in the chest, police said.

“We heard the sound and saw people running,” said a GameStop employee near the shooting. “Kids were leaving school, and then it happened.”

Williams was brought to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead upon arrival, according to a report.

The Simeon High School student, whose father's death was related to gun violence, showed promise on the football field, according to the Rev. Donovan Price.

He hoped to take “his mother out of the hood with football,” Price said.

Williams was shot outside of a popular area for Simeon High School students, said Aie'rianna Williams, another student at the school.

“I've lost multiple classmates every year, and it's just heartbreaking,” she said. “There's been only four weeks in school, and another student is gone. It's like, when is it going to stop? Because we all know, when I graduate, it's not going to stop.”

Chicago's youth are dying, she added.

“Some of us haven't even hit 18 yet, and we have to lose so many people — some that we don't know and some that we do,” she said. “It's sad. It's messed up.”

Williams's death is the second in the city's new school year, according to the Chicago Teachers Union.

“Our collective heart goes out to this student's family and friends, as well as the Simeon school community, after another unspeakable tragedy impacting children in our city,” the union said in a statement.

Price echoed the union's sentiment and said the cost of losing so many young lives is heavy to bear.

“Unfortunately, because of gun violence, we're losing children, we're losing dreams, we're losing a lot,” he said.

Washington Examiner Videos

Tags: News, Chicago, shooting, High School, murder

Original Author: Luke Gentile

Original Location: 'Another student is gone': 15-year-old shot and killed in Chicago near his high school

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

PAS to contest in Melaka polls

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Takiyuddin Hassan said PAS had shown good performance in some of the Melaka state seats it had contested in 2018. (Bernama pic) PETALING JAYA: ... Read more »

Nojiri wants to have race 'worthy of a champion' at Motegi

© Masahide Kamio Tomoki Nojiri, TEAM MUGEN With three wins from the first five races of the year, including August’s first Motegi race, Nojiri goes into the penultimate round of ... Read more »

Efforts made to diminish image of many freedom fighters, time to change this: Amit Shah

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: In a veiled dig at Congress for diminishing the “image of many freedom fighters” like Subhash Chandra Bose and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Union ... Read more »

PM Modi to visit Kedarnath on 5 Nov

© Provided by The Statesman PM Modi to visit Kedarnath on 5 Nov Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on his second visit to Uttrakhand on 5 November and visit ... Read more »

Over 100 Sri Lankan Buddhist clergy, Namal Rajapaksa to attend Kushinagar international airport inauguration

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: Sri Lanka’s cabinet minister for Youth and sports Namal Rajapaksa and hundred plus members of Buddhist clergy will be in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar ... Read more »

Devotee's body recovered day after attack on ISKCON temple in Bangladesh's Noakhali

A day after the attack on the ISKCON temple in Bangladesh’s Noakhali, the body of a Hindu devotee has been recovered from Begumganj in the same district. Identified as one ... Read more »

Ellenabad Bypoll: Test for INLD Relevance, BJP-JJP Endurance, Congress Existence

© Provided by News18 Ellenabad Bypoll: Test for INLD Relevance, BJP-JJP Endurance, Congress Existence On the face of it, it is just another bypoll. But the Ellenabad bypoll on October ... Read more »

Another NC leader Hilal Rather deserts party, joins PC

© Provided by The Statesman Another NC leader Hilal Rather deserts party, joins PC Tainted Hilal Rather, the son of veteran National Conference (NC) leader Abdul Rahim Rather, on Saturday ... Read more »

HP Guv inaugurates Int'l Kullu Dussehra, calls for eradicating drug menace

© Provided by The Statesman HP Guv inaugurates Int’l Kullu Dussehra, calls for eradicating drug menace Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar on Thursday evening inaugurated International Kullu Dussehra festival ... Read more »

Most wanted LeT terrorist killed in Kashmir, Poonch encounter enters 6th day

© Provided by The Statesman Most wanted LeT terrorist killed in Kashmir, Poonch encounter enters 6th day One of the most wanted Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Umar Mushtaq Khandey, who had ... Read more »

Hindu group urges India to regulate platforms, cryptocurrency

© Reuters/Danish Siddiqui FILE PHOTO: Bhagwat, chief of the Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, gestures as he prays during a conclave on the outskirts of Pune MUMBAI (Reuters) – ... Read more »

Myanmar junta blames 'foreign intervention' for ASEAN summit exclusion

© Reuters/WILLY KURNIAWAN FILE PHOTO: Flags outside ASEAN secretariat building ahead of the summit in Jakarta (Reuters) – A spokesman for Myanmar’s military government blamed “foreign intervention” for the rare ... Read more »

Lego gun: Teenager armed with toy triggers alarm in southern Germany

A teenager triggered a large-scale police operation after a restaurant owner mistook a Lego toy gun he was carrying for a real weapon. © JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/AFP via Getty Images A ... Read more »

Winemaking and marathon running: what Kyrsten Sinema does instead of her job

Serving in the US Senate is a pretty good gig if you can get it. You’re paid $174,000 a year, only have to show up around 200 days and you ... Read more »

Some Starlink customers have canceled their preorders, after paying a $100 deposit up to 9 months ago and receiving no contact from SpaceX

© REUTERS/Mike Blake SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. REUTERS/Mike Blake Some Starlink customers have canceled their $100 deposits after waiting months for the service. They said they weren’t able to contact ... Read more »

Who was Sir David Amess? A Brexiteer Tory MP who championed animal welfare and pro-life issues

David Amess with dogs Lilly and Bo at the Westminster Dog of the Year in Victoria Tower Park in 2013 – Heathcliff O’Malley Days ago, Sir David Amess was signing ... Read more »

MP David Amess Fatally Stabbed While Meeting With Constituents [FILE]

Police in Essex said a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder, after Conservative MP David Amess was stabbed while holding meetings with constituents at a church in Leigh-on-Sea. ... Read more »

Good vibrations: The best Pulseroll products for relieving aches, tightness and sore muscles

We put a selection of Pulseroll products in the hands of different users (iStock/The Independent) Whenever we’ve finished a particularly energetic CrossFit workout or completed a 10K training run, we’ve ... Read more »

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘loses latest appeal in Iran'

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has lost her latest appeal in Iran, meaning she could be sent back to prison “at any time”, her MP has said. Labour MP Tulip Siddiq said Ms ... Read more »

Rahul Dravid best choice for India coach if team wants to continue successful run: MSK Prasad

Rahul Dravid Former India wicketkeeper and chief selector MSK Prasad has reiterated that Rahul Dravid is the ideal candidate to replace Ravi Shastri as India’s head coach. Shastri’s contract comes ... Read more »

IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders Review: Knights End Amazing Season With Final Flop Show

© Provided by News18 IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders Review: Knights End Amazing Season With Final Flop Show Chennai Super Kings might have won the IPL trophy, but it is ... Read more »

India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2021: Virat Kohli's side will have the edge over Babar Azam's boys, says Azhar Mahmood

© Provided by Zee News Former Pakistan all-rounder and bowling coach Azhar Mahmood has said that despite the ‘age-old cliche of any team can win’ the battle of the arch-rivals, ... Read more »

The Bank of England's inflation problem is getting awkward

Inflation is becoming increasingly hard to ignore. © PA Wire The Bank of England governor has shifted his tone on inflation in the last few months. – PA Wire From ... Read more »

Virginia is for worriers: Governor race poses real risk to Dem agenda

The Democratic Party’s fortunes are increasingly tied to someone who’s never served a day in federal office: Terry McAuliffe. © Win McNamee/Getty Images Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe answers questions ... Read more »

Netflix's 20 biggest critical flops, from Emily in Paris to Insatiable

© Netflix netflix flops – Netflix For those who have a masochistic streak, there are few things more fulfilling than hate-watching awful films and TV shows. And there are plenty ... Read more »

Covid-19: 7,509 kes dilaporkan

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today PETALING JAYA: Kementerian Kesihatan melaporkan 7,509 kes harian baharu Covid-19 dan 9,531 pesakit sembuh. Ini menjadikan keseluruhan 2,261,289 daripada 2,384,542 pesakit Covid-19 sudah sembuh ... Read more »

Pantai Batu Ferringhi kembali meriah

GEORGETOWN – Pantai Batu Ferringhi yang sebelum ini sepi kembali rancak dengan kehadiran orang ramai yang tidak melepaskan peluang berkelah selepas kerajaan membenarkan rentas negeri bermula Isnin lalu. Tinjauan di ... Read more »

7,772 new Philippine COVID-19 cases recorded; active tally at 85,048

© National Task Force Against COVID-19 COVID-19 vaccine rollout at the Mabalacat City College, Pampanga, October 13, 2021 The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday reported 7,772 new COVID-19 cases, ... Read more »

Peneroka hilang ditemui mati dalam kenderaan

© Provided by Sinar Harian JEMPOL- Kehilangan seorang peneroka Felda sejak Jumaat akhirnya terjawab apabila dia ditemui meninggal dunia dalam kenderaan pacuan empat roda di sebuah ladang kelapa sawit, Ladang ... Read more »

Shapps echoes Sunak saying Christmas gifts will be available

© Provided by City AM Transport secretary Grant Shapps has echoed Chancellor Rishi Sunak and said that Christmas gifts will be available despite the backlogs witnessed at UK ports. “People ... Read more »

How to Use Sunscreen - Dermatologist Explains The Do's And Don'ts!

© KS Swati | India.com Lifestyle Staff How to Use Sunscreen – Dermatologist Explains The Do’s And Don’ts! Picture Credits: Pixabay A little exposure to the sun does not harm ... Read more »

Journalist warns that 'exceptional' and 'special' Celtic star may now not be fit to start

© Provided by Transfer Tavern Celtic’s Tom Rogic Tom Rogic may be left out of the starting line-up for Celtic’s trip to Motherwell on Saturday afternoon after his international exertions, ... Read more »

No need to speak to me through media: Sonia Gandhi to G-23 leaders during CWC meet

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday (October 16, 2021) took a veiled dig at the group of 23 (G-23) leaders and said ... Read more »

3 astronauts arrived at China's new space station, which it's building as it's banned from the International Space Station

© REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Astronauts Ye Guangfu, Zhai Zhigang and Wang Yaping wave during a ceremony ahead of the launch. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Three Chinese astronauts have arrived at the ... Read more »

China supports resumption of Iran nuclear negotiations: Foreign minister

© Provided by Hindustan Times Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi.  (Reuters file photo) China supports the revival of negotiations on an Iran nuclear accord, Foreign minister Wang Yi told his ... Read more »

Kerala Floods: Woman Washed Away in Car in Idukki; Heavy Rainfall Warning in 5 Districts

© Provided by News18 Kerala Floods: Woman Washed Away in Car in Idukki; Heavy Rainfall Warning in 5 Districts One person has reportedly died in Kerala’s Idukki district as heavy rains ... Read more »

Inside the resurgent, often deadly craze of 'lift surfing,' where thrill seekers sneak into skyscrapers to ride on top of speeding elevator cabs

© Beno/YouTube Inside the resurgent, often deadly craze of ‘lift surfing,’ where thrill seekers sneak into skyscrapers to ride on top of speeding elevator cabs Lift surfing – or elevator ... Read more »

Soon, manage your WhatsApp reactions notifications

WhatsApp has long been known to be working on a feature called Message Reactions. For those who haven’t been keeping up with WhatsApp’s flurry of upcoming features, the company’s Message ... Read more »

HDFC Results: Bank's Q2 consolidated profit rises 18% to Rs 9,096 crore

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: HDFC Bank on Saturday reported an 18 per cent increase in its consolidated net profit at Rs 9,096 crore for the second quarter ... Read more »

Zee Digital Auto Awards 2021: 5 cars nominated for SUV of the Year

© Provided by Zee News New Delhi: In the upcoming Auto Awards 2021, Zee Digital is poised to honour the best cars and carmakers in the Indian automotive industry. On ... Read more »