9-year-old boy from Evanston shot and killed in Skokie identified: officials

A 9-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Skokie early on Saturday has been identified, officials said. Another boy, 6, was also shot but survived.

Jeremiah Ellis was found when officers rushed to the scene of the ‘shots fired’ and found two boys shot dead in an apartment building in the 4700 block of Main Street just after midnight Saturday, police say and Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Rescue measures were taken for Jeremiah from the 2000 Darrow Avenue block in Evanston until paramedics from the fire department arrived, and he was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the police said. police.

A 6-year-old boy who suffered a scrape was also taken to hospital but survived.

The North Area Major Crimes Task Force was investigating the shooting, but Skokie police have asked anyone with information to contact investigators at 847-982-5900 or the 24-hour Skokie Crime Tip hotline. 24 at 847-933-8477.

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