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Teen Found Shot Near Obama’s Chicago Home

Cornelius German, 15, is found shot dead four blocks away from President Barack Obama's Chicago home.
In Chicago , homicides are up over 50 percent over last year. In some of the West and South side streets its guns, gangs and drugs. On a recent Saturday night people residents strolled by as a young man was being arrested. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

By// Mariah Craddick

One night passes in Chicago and nearly seven people have been shot, with one 15-year-old boy killed in overnight shootings, according to NBC Chicago

Police said that the boy, Cornelius German, was fatally shot while standing on a sidewalk four blocks from President Barack Obama’s Chicago home. He had been shot in the back and found unresponsive. According to Chicago Police Department spokesman John Mirabelli, German was a gang member though the motive for the shooting had not been determined yet.

Six other men were injured in two separate South Side Chicago shootings and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. According to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford, they’re all in “stable” condition.