A teenager was shot dead in front of his mother Friday outside of a laundromat in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Jalen Stogner, 17, was with his mother and two brothers at the laundromat in the 4800 block of South Ashland Avenue when he got into a verbal fight with a man around 4:20 p.m., according to a Chicago Tribune report.
The man pulled out a gun and shot Stogner in the chest, police said, adding that the shooting appears to be gang-related.
Stogner was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was pronounced dead at 5:11 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
Police told the Tribune that Stogner had gang ties and four juvenile arrests, including one for unlawful use of a weapon.
His mother did not know if he belonged to a gang, according to the report.
Police have made no arrests as Area Central detectives continue to investigate.