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Chicago Police investigating how teen shooting victim was mistakenly pronounced dead at the scene

June 20, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Chicago Police investigating how teen shooting victim was mistakenly pronounced dead at the scene

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Chicago Police investigating how a teen shooting victim was mistakenly pronounced dead at the scene

A Chicago teen who was shot several times in the head was mistakenly pronounced dead at the scene and covered with a sheet until bystanders alerted first responders.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the teen as 17-year-old Erin Carey, who was shot early Monday in the 200-block of South Lockwood Avenue.

According to ABC7, Carey was rushed to Stroger hospital where he died a day later.

One person was also killed and several others were wouned in the shooting.

Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Jose Santiago said investigators were working to determine how the teenager was mistaken for dead.

Authorities said a woman whose identity hasn’t been released was pronounced dead at the scene.

Law enforcement officials said gunfire erupted after two cars circled a party near the University of Illinois-Chicago campus.

Police said none of the surviving shooting victims are cooperating with investigators.

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