By Peter Nickeas and Carlos Sadovi
7:14 PM CST, January 27, 2014
A 15-year-old boy getting out of a car was shot to death in a drive-by attack Sunday afternoon in the Little Village.
His death was the third gunshot wound homicide in the Little Village neighborhood in less than two weeks and happened about 36 hours after another homicide along a gang border in that neighborhood.
Miguel Navarrette was sitting in an east-facing car on 30th Street near Kedvale Avenue with others when an SUV pulled alongside and someone shot him three times with a shotgun as he was getting out of a car. At least one person in the SUV flashed gang signs before the shooting.
Navarrette was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:24 p.m. He lived in the 2800 block of South Karlov Avenue, a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office said.
The SUV fled, striking a woman nearby. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and is expected to recover from her injuries, police said.
It’s not clear if any of the three are related. No one is in custody, police said.
Two other 15-year-old boys were shot Sunday in separate North and West side shootings. At about 6:35 p.m. a 15-year-old boy sustained a gunshot wound to his shoulder on the 1400 block of West Pratt Boulevard, police said. The boy was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where his condition had stabilized, police said.
Another 15-year-old boy was hospitalized Sunday morning after being shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. The shooting was reported at 11:40 a.m. on the 3700 block of West Augusta Boulevard, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.
The boy suffered a gunshot wound to his right arm and was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where his condition is good, Estrada said. Police had initially said that the victim was 33 years old and gave a location for the incident on Ridgeway Avenue.
No one was in custody as Area North Police investigated the incident, Estrada said.
At about 7:28 p.m. a 42-year-old man was shot in the chest on the 300 block of West Chicago Avenue, police said. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where his condition had stabilized, police said.
About 10:45 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the stomach and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. He was shot in the 500 block of East 71st Street but found near 71st and State Streets, police said. He's in serious condition but police described him as an "uncooperative victim."
In addition to that shooting, a male was shot in the leg on the 300 block of East 56th Street in the Washington Park neighborhood, police said. The shooting happened at 12:48 p.m., police said. Neither the victim's age or his condition were immediately available. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment.
No one was in custody as Area Central police detectives investigate
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