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Two Teens Shot, One Killed In West Pullman

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jul 22, 2008 4:40PM

2008_07_22_percy.jpgThe tragic epidemic of Chicago Public School students being killed continues. Percy Rounds (pictured), 15, was killed by gunfire just after 10 p.m. last night in the 100 block of West 116th Street. Two unknown men emerged from a nearby gangway, approached Rounds and an unnamed friend, and opened fire, striking Rounds in the head. He was pronounced dead at the Stein Institute a few hours later. The other teen, 17, was struck in thigh and was last reported in good condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Rounds was to begin his freshman year at Hyde Park Career Academy High School in the fall.

Even more awful: it was the third shooting in the neighborhood in a month, the second to kill a CPS student. On Saturday night, less than a block away from where Rounds was shot, a man and woman were both injured by gunfire, neither fatally. And on June 19, three blocks away from last night's incident, 14 year-old Jeremy Jones was killed by a bullet to the head. Jones had completed eighth grade at Gompers Elementary Fine Arts Opt School and was to be an incoming freshman at Fenger High School. [Trib, S-T, CBS 2]