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Ke’Nichi Sims

Age 17

Chicago, Illinois

Another childhood lost to Chicago violence

He lived in Grand Crossing, a collection of neighborhoods that exploded in growth during Chicago’s World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893.

Right next to Grand Crossing is the neighborhood of Englewood, home to the Exposition’s notorious serial killer, H.H. Holmes, and his “murder hotel” in the 1800s. Centuries later, guns are the number one killer in the neighborhood, with more than 4,800 shootings since 2000.

On Nov. 28, 2018, Ke’Nichi Sims, 17, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in a vacant lot in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

Help complete this profile. We are currently seeking more information on the young person killed in this incident. If you have anything to share, please contact us at SinceParkland@thetrace.org.

By Mary Claire Molloy · Age 18
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