A 14-year-old boy was shot in the Park Manor neighborhood, one of at least two people shot in the city Friday afternoon, police said.
The slain boy was identified as Tommy McNeal, 14, of the 7200 block of South Rhodes Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Police were called to the 6900 block of South Vernon Avenue about 1:35 p.m., and found the boy, lying on the sidewalk unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound the back, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien. citing preliminary information.
A witness told police that after shots were fired, one man or boy dressed in a black hoodie ran from the scene.
Tramell McGraw-Anderson has been charged with murder for allegedly killing 14-year-old Tommie McNeal with an AR-15 assault rifle he was showing off at a Greater Grand Crossing area home in September.
However, McGraw-Anderson’s mother said the shooting happened during an attempted robbery.
Prosecutors claim McGraw-Anderson, 22, brought the AR-15 in a Duffle Bag to an acquaintance’s home in the 6900 block of South Vernon Avenue about 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20.
He was showing off the gun to others on the porch — including 14-year-old Tommie McNeal and an unidentified 16-year-old — but became paranoid the teens were going to steal the weapon, prosecutors said.
McGraw-Anderson went to the back of the residence and fired the assault rifle down the gangway at McNeal, prosecutors said.
McNeal, of the 7200 block of South Rhodes Avenue, was shot in the back and dead on the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.