A 15-year-old Chicago boy was gunned down Wednesday evening in the West Englewood neighborhood on the city's South Side.
Mark Watts, of the 2700 block of South Indiana Avenue, was standing on a porch in the 5700 block of South Laflin Street at 8:11 p.m., when an unidentified gunman shot him multiple times -- in the buttocks, abdomen and legs, CBS Chicago reports.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Watts had just exited the front door of the home when the gunman took aim and fired.
The boy was found unresponsive on the scene and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:46 p.m., the Tribune reports.
No arrests have been made in the shooting and authorities have yet to disclose a motive in the slaying Thursday.
The Chicago Sun-TImes reported last week that, although the city's homicide rate is down overall in 2011, Englewood has seen a 40 percent increase in murders in their community. The numbers arrived on the heels of the fatal shooting where two teens -- Jawan Ross, 16, and Dantril Brown, 17 -- were killed and five other people were injured at a Church's Chicken restaurant last Tuesday.
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