The 15-year-old grandson of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis was fatally shot Friday night on the South Side in a “dispute over gym shoes,” according to police.
“It was unbelievable, unbelievable,” said Davis, who was reached by phone on his way to the police station to be briefed on the incident.
His grandson, Jovan Wilson, was at his home in Englewood with an uncle, his 16-year-old sister, 14-year-old brother and 8-year-old brother when two teenage assailants entered the home and began arguing with Jovan, police and Davis said. The teen’s mother had left the home to pick up food.
At some point during the argument, one of the assailants, a 15-year-old boy, pulled out a gun and shot Jovan in the head. A 17-year-old girl was the other assailant, Davis said.