Teen Shot, Killed in Rogers Park

Keno Glass was walking on the 7600 block of North Ashland Avenue about 2:40 a.m. when someone inside a van shot at him

By Anthony Ponce
|  Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014  |  Updated 12:19 PM CDT
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Keno Glass was shot early Tuesday morning while walking on the 7600 block of North Ashland Avenue. Anthony Ponce reports.

Keno Glass was shot early Tuesday morning while walking on the 7600 block of North Ashland Avenue. Anthony Ponce reports.

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It was about 2:40 a.m. Tuesday when Chicago police said 16-year-old Keno Glass was walking by himself on the 7600 block of  North Ashland Avenue and someone in a gray minivan pulled up and opened fire.

Glass died by the time officers arrived on the scene.

"This is an every two or three day thing now," said neighbor Brian Aubert. "This is ridiculous. This is ridiculous."

Police said Glass lived in Chicago's West Garfield park neighborhood and didn't know why he was out on the street just a block from the Evanston border overnight.

Glass' brother, who stopped by the shooting scene later in the morning, tried to offer some insight.

"He said he had a interview about his music and I don't know what happened cause I ain't hear from him," 19-year-old Antwan Hubbard said.

Hubbard said his younger brother, a junior at Nicholas Senn High School, was an aspiring rapper.

Glass' death is the second fatal shooting in as many weeks for this neighborhood.

"The neighborhood is safe, it's just that gangbangers deal with gangbangers," said neighbor Jerry Clark. "If you have nothing to do with a gang, they have nothing to do with you."

Hubbard said his brother was not involved with gangs, did not do drugs, and was a "good child."

Glass was shot directly across the street from Gale Math and Science Academy, which is on Spring Break this week, and just steps away from Willy B. White Park.

As of 9:30 a.m., Chicago police said they didn't have anyone in custody, but were interviewing someone in connection with the shooting.

A representative from the Cook County Medical Examiner's office initially identified the victim as Keno Blass.

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