16-year-old boy killed, three wounded in Sauk Village shooting
By Ashlee Rezin and Nick Swedberg Sun-Times Media August 14, 2014 7:50PM
Police examine the area near a fatal shooting in the 1700 block of Sauk Trail in Sauk Village on Thursday. | Nick Swedberg/Sun-Times Media
Updated: September 16, 2014 6:44AM
A 16-year-old boy was killed and three others were wounded Thursday in a shooting outside the Cuttin Edge II Barber Shop and God’s Universal House of Blessings in Sauk Village.
Police officers responding to a call of a person shot about 1:45 p.m. in the 1700 block of Sauk Trail found two people with gunshot wounds, according to a statement from Sauk Village police.
A third person ran to a nearby house for help, and a fourth person was driven to the hospital by a friend, police said.
Nathaniel Burns Jr., of the 22400 block of Strassburg Avenue in Sauk Village, was taken to Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Dyer, Indiana, where he was pronounced dead at 2:52 p.m., according to a statement from the Lake County Coroner’s office.
The coroner’s office ruled his death a homicide. Of the three others who were taken to the hospital, two have been treated and released and the third was in good condition, police said.
A Steger woman said she was in a nearby parking lot when she saw a black car leaving the scene with three people inside.
“I saw the guy in the back who had the gun and was still shooting out the back,” the woman said.
The car’s license plate is V128344, according to police.
The Sauk Village Police Department Detective Division and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.