1 boy dead, 2 others injured in North Side shooting

First responders at the scene of a triple shooting in the 5600 block of North Rockwell on June 21, 2024. (Citizen)

CHICAGO — A 16-year-old boy is dead and two others injured following a shooting in the Arcadia Terrace neighborhood on Friday evening. Investigators found more than 40 rifle casings at the scene.

The boys were entering a silver Hyundai in the 5600 block of North Rockwell when the gunman opened fire around 6:57 p.m., according to Chicago police. A black SUV sped away from the area with the gunman inside, CPD said.

Ald.  Andre Vasquez (40th) told his constituents that the getaway vehicle was a gray or blue Volvo SUV. Witnesses told police that four people who appeared to be teenagers wearing surgical masks were inside the gunman’s car.

The boy who died suffered a gunshot wound to his back, police said. Another boy was shot in the left knee, and the third was shot in the shoulder. They were expected to recover.

Vasquez said his office is “following up” with city officials about his request to install license plate readers in the area.

Update 7:01 a.m. — Officials identified the slain boy as Benicio Gomez of the 1300 block of West Fargo.

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