WATCH: Chicago Mother Mourns 16-Year-Old Son Who Was Fatally Shot and Killed In Front of Church

Chicago Mother Mourns 16-Year-Old Son Who Was Fatally Shot and Killed In Front of Church

A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in Chicago Saturday night in front of a South Side church.

Michael Flournoy, of the 8000 block of South Evans Avenue, was found shot around 8 p.m. in front of St. Anthony’s Church in the 1000 block of East 93rd Street in Chicago’s Burnside neighborhood, according to the Cook County Medical examiner’s office and Chicago police.

“I was in the house and I heard the shots,” said Flournoy’s uncle Richard Jackson, who said the teen was visiting his cousin’s before the shooting. “I came over here and I saw my nephew lying on the ground.”

Jackson said the teen was on his way to buy chips when he was caught in crossfire.

Family members said Flournoy was an active student at Simeon High School, participating on the school’s football and wrestling teams, had a clean record and planned to go to college.

His wrestling coach, Carnell Jones, said he was a “well-rounded, conscientious kid.”

“I just feel like this time I dropped the ball,” said his mother Tymeka Woods. “He would say, ‘Mamma, I’m going to build you and home and you are not going to worry anymore.'”

Family members said the violence needs to stop.

“I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids,” Jackson said. “These kids are really out of control. I don’t know if we failed them as fathers or what, but we need to get control of something. Kids are losing their lives for nothing.”

Flournoy is the second person killed by gun violence in Chicago this weekend and at least 18 others have been wounded.

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Source: NBC Chicago

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