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Jesus Escobar, 16, Killed In Garfield Ridge Shooting; Another Wounded

By Kelly Bauer | May 8, 2017 8:17am | Updated on May 12, 2017 11:39am

CHICAGO — A 16-year-old boy, identified as Jesus Escobar, has died after being shot Saturday in Garfield Ridge.

At 11:55 p.m., the boy and a 19-year-old man were standing on the sidewalk in the 4800 block of South La Crosse Avenue when someone in an SUV fired shots at them, police said.

The 16-year-old was hit in his head and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition, police said. Escobar, of suburban Blue Island, was pronounced dead at 3:31 p.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

The 19-year-old was hit in his right foot and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

No one was in custody.