[Ed. – Inquiring black lives matter less?]
A man fatally shot two teens after they asked how tall he was, police said.
Investigators said Laroy Battle, 19, shot the teens in an alley around 5 p.m. last Saturday, WLS reported.
Investigators said the teens and a friend of theirs did not know Battle, who is 6-foot-3, but had a brief interaction with him moments earlier at a convenience store when they asked how tall he was when they bought some candy at a convenience store, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
“The victims commented, because, since Battle is quite tall, and they asked him how tall he was and you know, hoped to be that tall someday,” Deputy Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said. “And unfortunately, obviously we’ll never see the full growth of these poor children.”
Battle followed them out and fired nine shots at the three teens as they walked home, striking two of them.