10-Year-Old DeKalb Student Shot in South Harvey


A 10-year-old boy who was a fourth-grader at Tyler Elementary School in DeKalb has died after being shot Saturday afternoon in South Harvey, IL.

Ezra Hill Jr., who is also known as “E.J.” was in a vehicle with his father in the 14600 block of Des Plaines Street in South Harvey around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019. A car pulled up alongside their vehicle and fired around two-dozen shots, hitting the boy twice. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he underwent surgery before passing away on Monday.

The father was uninjured. Investigators are still searching for the shooter.

DeKalb schools are on Spring Break this week, but all district students and employees can access counselors available on Wednesday at Tyler Elementary from 2-6 p.m.

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