CHICAGO, IL—On Friday, July 31, Caleb Reed, 17, was shot on the north side of Chicago. Around 1 p.m., authorities found Reed with a gunshot wound in his head at the 1900 block of West Granville Avenue in Emerson Park. He was lying on the sidewalk. Reed was transported to St. Francis Hospital Evanston where he was pronounced dead on Sunday, August 2.

According to a video of Reed’s public speech in early June, he introduced himself as a junior at Mather High School in West Rogers Park. He was living in West Ridge neighborhood. He  was a student leader at Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE) which is an organization for education and racial justice led by students of color across the city of Chicago.

On June 16, Reed attended and spoke at a public gathering for removal of the police from the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). CBS Chicago reported in June students at Reed’s school said the students there were arrested for small things like not showing their ID.

No arrests have been made in connection to the fatal shooting which is still under investigation by the Chicago Police Department.