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Student Shot At Chicago High School

October 14, 1987

CHICAGO (AP) _ A student was shot in the chest today during a morning class change at a high school on the city’s South Side and later died at a hospital, police said.

The student was shot in a hallway inside DuSable High School, but police investigators hadn’t immediately determined if he was shot by another student, said Sgt. Steve Scholl and school officials.

The student was rushed to the University of Chicago’s Bernard Mitchell Hospital where he died in the emergency room, said hospital spokesman John Easton.

School board spokesman Bob Saigh said the 15-year-old student was apparently carrying another student’s identification, and the wrong student was originally identified as the victim.

″That is being vouched for by other students,″ Saigh said. Hospital spokeswoman Jill Goldmann said the student was identified by his family as Dartagnan Young, 15.

About 40 students were taken to a Chicago area police headquarters on the South Side and were being questioned, said Detective Kate Brannigan. ″The detectives are taking down information right now,″ she said. ″Nobody’s been arrested yet. The detectives are trying to put it all together.″

Saigh said the shooting took place in a third-floor hallway. ″There was a class change at the time so students were moving through the building,″ he said.

″Witnesses told school officials there was arguing in a third floor hallway at the school. Apparently some of the arguing involved talk about a street gang,″ Saigh said.

After the student was shot, Saigh said he ran from the third floor hallway.

″He was bleeding profusely. He was stopped by school officials and taken to the school’s medical clinic,″ Saigh said.

After the shooting, Saigh said, students were sent back to their classrooms while police investigated.

″We will try to return as normal a schedule as possible at DuSable,″ he said.

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