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Shooting aftermath: ‘He was motionless with his big eyes staring up into the rain’

Chicago 6/30/14--A 17 year old boy was shot killed street 600 block east 50th place Sunday night during height storm.

Chicago, 6/30/14--A 17 year old boy was shot and killed in the street on the 600 block of east 50th place Sunday night during the height of the storm. He clung to the last bit of life partially submerged in the gutter of the flooded one way street. | Vincent D. Johnson/for Sun-Times Media

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Updated: July 2, 2014 10:14PM

At my son’s fifth birthday party on Sunday, a friend asked me if my block was noisy.

I replied as I always do: “No. It’s a quiet, tree lined, one-way street.

But Monday night was different.

I found myself barefoot, ankle deep in water, holding the hand of a 17-year-old boy who had been shot during the downpour. I told him to hang in there and that the ambulance was on the way.

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