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Two juveniles were arrested in the shooting death of an Illinois congressman's grandson

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Two juveniles were arrested in the shooting death of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis’ grandson, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department told the Chicago Tribune

"According to our director, we are expecting murder charges to be filed," Chicago Police Officer Jose Estrada told CNN

Officers said they will not release the names or genders of the suspects until the charges are approved. 

Davis' grandson, 15-year-old Jovan Wilson, was shot in the head Friday around 7 p.m. in his Englewood home while his mother was out picking up dinner, according to the Chicago Tribune. Englewood is one of Chicago's 77 official community areas. 

Police originally thought the incident was a home invasion, but after further investigation, they now say the shooting stemmed from an argument over gym shoes. 

“There was a history between the young people involved and it was a dispute over gym shoes,” Anthony Guglielm, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department, told the Chicago Tribune. “This was not random but was egregious and senseless to use a gun over a fight for clothes.”

Davis confirmed his grandson's death Saturday and used the personal tragedy as an example of the need to end gun violence. 

"Where did the gun come from? How did he get it? And of course, he never should have had it," Davis said in a statement posted to his Twitter account. "What could have prevented this tragedy? Better education, more supervision after school activity. Better parenting."


Davis noted in his statement that Jovan was home with his uncle, 16-year-old sister, 14-year-old brother and 8-year-old brother when the shooting happened.

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