Camerie Crawford

Teen passes away after shot in head, neck & back in vacant lot

A Chicago teen was shot to death on the city’s South Side Friday, prompting police to search for three males believed to be involved in the case.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the victim, 17-year-old Camerie Crawford, was in a vacant lot in Englewood Friday evening when the killing occurred.

Around 6:30 p.m., three males exited a silver sedan and one of them fired a gun at Crawford, according to ABC 7, citing a witness statement to police. Crawford was struck at least two if not three times in the neck, head, and back.

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Crawford was rushed to the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital in “extremely critical condition” and was later pronounced dead at 7:55 p.m.

An autopsy on Saturday confirmed that Crawford died of the gunshot wounds, prompting authorities to officially declare her death a homicide.

The males reportedly drove off in the vehicle, potentially a Chevrolet Impala, after the shooting, according to the Chicago Tribune. The assailant who fired the gun wore a puffy black jacket, black pants and white shoes, authorities said.

Police are investigating the case but have not yet made any arrests. Check back for updates.

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[Feature Photo: Camerie Crawford/Facebook]