Man shot in head in Belmont Cragin

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An 18-year-old man was shot in the head Saturday morning in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The man was discovered “highly intoxicated” about 4:30 a.m. in the street in the 2100 block of North Laramie, according to Chicago Police.

He was taken to Community First Medical Center and later transferred in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.

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“This is very, very tragic. I have never seen anything like this in my career,” said a fire and emergency official at the scene.
The teen was arrested minutes after a 14-year-old boy was killed and four other people were wounded in the 4200 block of South Wells Street.
The man, 23, was sitting in his car about 2:15 a.m. Saturday when shots were fired, striking him multiple times.
The man, 32, was inside an apartment when someone he knew began firing shots about 4 a.m. Saturday.
The man had been seen waving guns and yelling racist threats from atop a building in the 4100 block of West Chicago Avenue.