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Teenage boy fatally shot while walking with brother in Ashburn

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A teenage boy was shot to death while walking with his brother Wednesday evening in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Jose Mendoza Jr., 16, was walking east with his brother near the intersection of West 79th Street and South Christiana Avenue when people walking nearby started shooting, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Mendoza was shot in the back and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 8:04 p.m., authorities said. He lived about a block away from the shooting.

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