Mishawn Green, a 16-year-old honor roll student, died Wednesday morning, four days after a shooting that also left another boy wounded in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
At 4:17 p.m. Saturday, Green and a 15-year-old boy were standing in the 5500 block of South Shields, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
More then one person then approached them and opened fire, before driving off in a silver car, police said.
Green was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
The younger boy was shot in the left leg and was taken by family members to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.
Mishawn (known as Mishawn TYG) lived in Bronzeville and was an honor roll student in the final semester of his freshman year at Phillips Academy High School. He was preparing to start a job for the summer, a family members said.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses.
The author of the page wrote: “Mishawn was a beautiful, intelligent and caring young man who consistently showed commitment to his school work and his future. … He was fiercely loyal to the ones he loved and a true leader to those around him. … He was taken from us far too early with so much left to give to the world.”
The page had raised over $1,100 toward a goal of $5,000 in just 4 hours.
—Chicago Sun-Times Wire and Homicide Watch Chicago