By Mike Nolan Daily Southtown
Lansing police Tuesday were trying to tamp down rumors of one carjacking following an attempted carjacking over the weekend that left a 15-year-old dead after a shootout.
Police on social media said that rumors of a carjacking at a Marathon station near the interchange of Torrence Avenue and Interstate 80/94 were untrue after police responded Saturday night to that location for a report of shots fired and a rollover accident.
Police responding at about 7:20 p.m. to the parking lot of a restaurant near the gas station found an Audi on its side and the 15-year-old who had suffered a gunshot wound, police said in a news release. He was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead, police said.
Lansing police said they learned the Audi had been taken in a carjacking in Hammond, Indiana, earlier Saturday evening and was then involved in an attempted carjacking at the Marathon station, 17700 Torrence, in which shots were exchanged between occupants of the Audi and a Chevrolet Malibu.
The Audi was driven from the gas station lot, crashed on Torrence and ended up in the parking lot of China Chef, 17657 Torrence, police said.
Two other people were shot and taken to area hospitals where they were treated and later released, police said. It was not clear if they had been in the Audi or the Chevy.
Witnesses told police several people got out of the Audi after it rolled over and fled into a Walmart store, 17625 Torrence, where officers found four juveniles, who were detained.
Police said that a 25-year-old Riverdale man, Daquan Mccree, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and that a juvenile was also charged with unlawful use of a weapon.
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