Authorities: Boy fatally shot by accident in Calumet City

Tribune reporter

The death of a boy fatally shot in south suburban Calumet City Saturday night has been ruled an accident, authorities said today.

An autopsy today found Tyshaun McClurge, 17, of the 17300 block of Wausau Avenue in South Holland, died of a gunshot wound to the mouth and his death was ruled an accident, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

McClurge was pronounced dead at 9:15 p.m Saturday at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, according to the medical examiner's office.

“It’s a tragic, accidental discharge,’’ said Calumet City police Capt. Dan Zorzi.

McClurge was with a group of people getting ready to go out when police responded to a call of shots fired at an apartment in the 0-100 block of Oglesby Avenue and found the victim, shot inside a bedroom, Zorzi said.

According to Zorzi, the witnesses saw the victim with the handgun.. 

“He was going to a good school, getting good grades,’’ Zorzi said of McClurge. “It’s terrible.’’

No charges were filed and police are still waiting for test results including those done on gunshot residue. Zorzi said he did not know who owns the handgun.

“We’re still researching where the gun came from,’’ said Zorzi.



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