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CRIME:  (Marquette Park) 15-Year Old Shot to Death (VIDEO)

UPDATE:Police continue to search for the killer or killers that gunned down high school freshman Cornell Henderson, who was shot twice in the back in the Marquette Park neighborhood.  Cornell lived in the neighborhood for just a year and leaves behind eight siblings.  “We will pursue every lead on that one. Again, if we’ve got any information on that. It’s just sad that a young boy is killed so early in his life,” said Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis. 

ORIGINAL STORY:  Last night 15-year old Cornell Henderson, a student at Chicago Vocational High School was shot and killed in the southwest side of Chicago.  The young man was gunned down on the 2500 block of West Lithuanian Plaza Court in the Marquette Park neighborhood.  He was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. 

The police are reporting the shooting occurred at 8:25 p.m. and found the victim on the sidewalk when they were responding to calls of gun fire in the neighborhood.  Wentworth detectives are investigating.