By Liam Ford
4:51 PM CDT, June 27, 2013
An 18-year-old man shot while riding in a car blocks from his family home in the South Shore neighborhood died this morning, authorities said.
Tracy Gipson was declared dead at 4:39 a.m. today at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, authorities said.
Gipson, of the 7600 block of South Ridgeland Avenue, was shot early Wednesday, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Gipson was riding in a vehicle north on Merrill Avenue toward 75th Street about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when the vehicle passed a group of people, and one of them fired shots at the vehicle, hitting Gipson, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien. Gipson was struck in the head.
Gipson was taken to Jackson Park Hospital and later transferred to Stroger, O’Brien said.
Police had no one in custody in the slaying.
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