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A 17-year-old Chicagoan was shot and killed Saturday night in a park in south suburban Chicago Heights, authorities said.

Police identified the victim as Mikah Darko, although the Cook County medical examiner's office listed his first name as Micah. The correct spelling could not be immediately determined.

Darko lived on the 12200 block of South May Street in Chicago.

The shooting happened in a park near the intersection of 15th Street and Hanover Street, Chicago Heights Police Sgt. Joe Bruni wrote in a statement.

Witnesses told police two males approached and started shooting, police said.

Darko was struck multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are investigating the shooting.

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