Funeral Held For One Of Nearly 500 Homicide Victims In Chicago
Sixteen-year-old Elijah Sims was visiting friends in the Austin neighborhood when he was fatally shot in the head. At Sim’s funeral Wednesday, Marquise Ford was in disbelief saying his friend was always positive and cheered people up. During the service, Reverend Ira Acree lauded Sims for protecting others from bullies and his ambition to become a nurse. Sims died a day before his 17th birthday.