Eric Kellum dies two weeks after being shot while riding in car in West Englewood

Two weeks ago, Eric Kellum was riding in a car in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side when another vehicle pulled alongside and shots were fired. Two weeks later, the 21-year-old died in a hospital.

Officers responding to a call of a person shot found Kellum with a gunshot wound to his head about 2:45 a.m. March 26 in the 7000 block of South Winchester Avenue, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was a passenger in a vehicle when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside fired shots, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Kellum, who lived in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, was pronounced dead at the hospital at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Wednesday found he died of complications from multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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