Authorities reported the tragic death of 15-year-old Swaysee Rankin, also known as “Lil Slide,” who had been dropped off at a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds, on Monday evening.
An ongoing investigation has been brought on by the circumstances surrounding this tragedy. According to the most recent reports, no suspects have been detained, and significant information about the precise location of the incident is still unknown.
Law enforcement organizations have launched a thorough investigation to solve the mysteries of this distressing incident. Keep reading to know more about it in detail.
Swaysee Rankin passed away: What happened?
The boy who was shot and killed Monday night has been identified as 15-year-old Swaysee Rankin, also known as “Lil Slide”.
Chicago Police were called to South Shore Hospital on September 4, 2023, after receiving a report of a drop-off shooting victim.
The victim, later identified as 15-year-old Swaysee Rankin, had sustained several gunshot wounds to the body. He was later pronounced deceased by the authorities.
According to CPD, a mysterious motorist dropped him off at the ER and then sped off. No crime scene has yet been located, and no other information has been provided.
As Area 2 Detectives conduct their investigation, no suspects are in custody.
Public Help Needed
Authorities have pleaded with anyone who may have spotted any suspicious activity or heard anything relating to the incident to come forward and share their knowledge with the police. Even the slightest particulars could be essential for reconstructing the sequence of events leading up to the terrible catastrophe.
Contact the Chicago Police 4th District at (312) 747-8205 if you want to remain anonymous or go to CPDTIP.COM.
Community mourns Swaysee Rankin’s death
Many people in the community were moved by Swaysee’s story, and his untimely death has left a huge hole in the hearts of those who knew him. He had displayed extraordinary bravery and kindness in October 2020 when he assisted in the rescue of a 10-year-old girl who had been shot on the Far South Side. His neighbors and acquaintances admired and respected him for his bravery and selflessness.
Swaysee tragically became a victim of gun violence in 2021 when he and his cousin were both shot in a drive-by shooting in the South Chicago area. Despite miraculously surviving the assault together, both the physical and emotional effects of that experience remained.
Swaysee was more than just a survivor; for many people in his community, he served as a big brother figure and a rock of strength. The entire community mourns his demise, lamenting not just the loss of a brilliant young man but also the symbol of hope and resiliency he served as.
Swaysee’s story serves as an important reminder of the influence one person can have on a community, and the issues that gun violence continues to present in many communities. The community is steadfast in their determination to working towards a future where tragedies like this are less common and young lives like Swaysee’s are not cut short by violence, even as they mourn the loss of a cherished companion and guardian.
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