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Two charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old in Brighton Park

Sergio Gonzalez and Jose Juarez | Chicago Police Department

Two men have been charged with murder after a 17-year-old boy was killed in a drive-by attack Thursday night in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Sergio Gonzalez, 20, and 20-year-old Jose Juarez were both charged with first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police. Juarez also faces charges of aggravated assault to a peace officer, unlawful possession of a firearm by a gang member and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon without a FOID card.

At 10:25 p.m., the teenager was in the 3100 block of West 41st Place when a white SUV drove by and someone inside fired shots, police said.

The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released his identity, pending notification of his kin.

Gonzalez, of the 3300 block of South Oakley, and Juarez, of the 2500 block of Hainsworth Avenue in North Riverside, were later arrested by Deering District police officers and a weapon was recovered, police said.

Both are scheduled to appear in bond court Sunday.