16-year-old Martel Anderson shot to death while walking to school in Austin

Sixteen-year-old Martel Anderson was fatally shot Wednesday morning in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

The teen was walking on the sidewalk in the 5000 block of West Ferdinand about 8:10 a.m. when two male suspects walked up, and one pulled out a handgun and opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Anderson was shot in the face and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:53 a.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 5000 block of West Ohio.

Anderson was a student at Orr Academy, where he played football and basketball.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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