Missing 16 And 17-Year-Old Black Boys Found Shot Dead In Chicago From Possible Gang Execution

Missing 16 And 17-Year-Old Black Boys Found Shot Dead In Chicago From Possible Gang Execution

Raysuan Turner and Darnelle Flowers were last seen walking into a field with two other young men.

Published August 21st

Two Chicago teens who were reported missing on Friday were found shot multiple times and left in a grassy field.

Raysuan Turner (left), 16, and Darnelle Flowers (right), 17, were found before midnight Sunday near Golden Gate Park. Their bodies had started to decompose, a police source told the Chicago Tribune.

Both boys had been shot multiple times, leading investigators to believe they were killed in a gang execution, possibly connected to a robbery, Police First Deputy Supt. Anthony Riccio told CBS Local.

Family members, including Turner’s mother, gathered around the park after the boys were found. Both of the victims attended Christian Fenger Academy High School. According to Turner’s family, he earned good grades and played team sports like basketball.

After the teens were reported missing, their families started getting anonymous tips from social media about their location. One family member said they were told the boys could be found in the grass near “G.” The tipster went on to say they saw a group of four teens walking into the field, but only two walked out.

Although family members searched Golden Gate Park, they did not look deep enough into the overgrown field across the street, where the teen’s bodies were found.

Riccio said detectives were exploring "a couple of different motives," and two "persons of interest" were being questioned.

Hours after the bodies were found, one of Turner’s relatives came to the scene, where she broke down into tears. 

“Not Ray Ray,” the relative said, according to the Tribune “I feel like I’m in a dream. I don’t feel like it’s real. It can’t be real. They’re killing the children.”

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said shootings from last weekend resulted in a total of six deaths and 52 others were wounded.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: CBS Local Chicago)

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