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Congressman remorseful after grandson's death

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U.S. Rep. Danny Davis says he continues to feel remorse after murder charges were filed against two teenagers in the shooting death of his 15-year-old grandson.

The longtime congressman said in an interview Sunday afternoon that he feels "a great deal of empathy" for the families of the 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl charged with killing Javon Wilson.

The boy was shot in the head Friday following an argument about basketball shoes.

The Chicago Democrat says it's unfortunate that a teenager "would have access to a gun that could lead to this kind of mayhem." Davis says he will "continue to work with those who are trying to get guns out of circulation."

He also says more funding is needed for education and after-school programs.

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