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Teen shot to death in Chicago Heights park

Updated: December 6, 2012 6:18AM



A 17-year-old teen was shot to death in a park Saturday night in Chicago Heights.

Police found Chicagoan Mikah Darko, of the 12200 block of South May Street, lying on the ground in the park after he was shot multiple times just before 9 p.m. on Saturday, said Lt. Joseph Petrarca of the Chicago Heights police.

Petrarca said witnesses of the shooting, near East 15th and Hanover Streets, told police the teen was in the park when two men approached him and started shooting.

Darko was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Chicago Heights police are conducting a joint investigation with the South Suburban Major Crimes Unit. No one was in custody Sunday morning, police said.



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