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Boy, 14, shot to death in Chicago Lawn

Police put up crime scene tape near 64th Francisco where police say 14-year-old boy was killed Thursday night. / Phofrom

Police put up crime scene tape near 64th and Francisco, where police say a 14-year-old boy was killed Thursday night. / Photo from Network Video Productions

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Updated: May 23, 2014 11:40AM



A 14-year-old boy was shot to death Thursday night in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

About 10:15 p.m., officers who were responding to a call of shots fired found Kevin Diaz lying unresponsive on the sidewalk in the 6400 block of South Francisco, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Diaz, who lived two blocks north of where he was shot to death, was pronounced dead less than a half hour later, authorities said.

The shooting is believed to be gang-related, police said.



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