9-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Shot In Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago


CHICAGO – A 9-year-old boy was shot and killed Friday evening near the former Cabrini Green housing projects on the Near North Side.

The boy has been identified as Janari Ricks, of River North.

About 6:30 p.m., the boy was in the 900 block of North Cambridge Avenue when he suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, Chicago police said.

Initially, police said he was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital in good condition. However, they now say the boy has died.

No arrests have been reported. Area Three detectives are investigating.

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