Handout photo of Marqwell Seabron, 17, shooting victim
Updated: November 23, 2011 8:05AM
A 17-year-old Fenger High School student who was wounded in a drive-by shooting earlier this week died Friday.
Marqwell Seabron was walking with friends in the 11800 block of South Perry when a gunman fired at him from a passing red car and struck him in the head Monday night, police said.
Seabron was just two blocks away from him home.
He succumbed to his injuries shortly after midnight Friday at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Detectives believe the shooting may be gang-related, Seabron’s brother-in-law Jeffery Meauhead said. Seabron’s sister, Dominique Williams, said he was not in a gang “as far as we know,” but added that he was with a Gangster Disciple when he was shot and “was the type of guy who felt he had to protect his reputation on the street.”
Seabron had been arrested previously but had no known gang affiliation, police said.
He had been arrested for fighting, “but nothing more than that,” Meauhead said, further describing the teen as a basketball lover who went to church with his grandmother every Sunday.
A red car that matched the description of the one used in the attack was recovered near 117th Street and Yale Avenue, police said.
Fenger hit international headlines following the 2009 beating death of student Derrion Albert in an after-school fight.
More recently varsity football coach Cassius Chambers was charged with threatening violence against a student accused of theft.