Omar Castle shot dead on South Side

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A teenage boy was fatally shot in the head early Friday in the South Side McKinley Park neighborhood.

Officers heard gunshots near the 3600 block of South Marshfield Avenue about 12:15 a.m. and found the boy unresponsive in the street, police said.

Omar Castle, 17, was pronounced dead on the scene at 12:22 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The shooting is thought to be gang-related, police said. Area Central detectives are investigating.

- Sun-Times Media Wire

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