Boy, 14, Shot to Death in Chicago Lawn

Kevin Diaz was shot on the 6400 block of South Francisco Avenue on Thursday night

Friday, May 23, 2014  |  Updated 1:10 PM CDT
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Boy, 14, Shot to Death in Chicago Lawn

An ambulance on the 6400 block of South Francisco Avenue after Kevin Diaz (inset) was shot.

A 14-year-old boy was shot to death Thursday night in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the city's south side, police said.

Kevin Diaz suffered three gunshot wounds to the chest about 10:15 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Francisco Avenue -- two blocks south of where he lived, according to police and a spokesperson at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Diaz was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:42 p.m.

An officer told NBC Chicago it's believed the boy had gang ties.

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