- Associated Press - Saturday, September 20, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - A teenager shot to death as he walked along a North Side Chicago street was identified Friday as a member of the Jesse White Tumbling Team.

Devonshay Lofton, 16, was shot by a gunman on a bicycle late Thursday, according to Chicago police. He later died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Lofton, a Lincoln Park High School student, had been a member of well-known tumbling team for five years, said Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, who founded the squad.

“He was a nice young man,” White said. “He was a gentleman in every way. He was well liked and highly respected.”

No arrests have been made in the shooting.



A police officer who responded to the shooting was accidently shot in the foot when his gun discharged as he got out of his vehicle, police said. The officer was in good condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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