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Bicyclist opens fire, killing one boy, wounding another

Updated: September 5, 2013 8:14AM

A gunman who opened fire while pedaling past a Washington Park neighborhood home killed a teenage boy and wounded another Wednesday evening, authorities said.

Geanni Boyd, 16,was sitting with the other boy on a porch in the 5100 block of South Calumet when the bicyclist began shooting at the two about 7:45 p.m., authorities said.

Boyd suffered the brunt of the barrage, with several bullets striking him in his lower extremities, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office and the police. The 16-year-old, who lived in the 0-100 block of East 99th Place, was taken in serious condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he died just after midnight, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The other boy, 15 escaped with a graze wound, police said.

No one is in custody as Area Central detectives investigate.

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