Boy, 17, killed in Hegewisch drive-by shooting

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A 17-year-old boy died a day after being shot onSunday night in the Hegewisch neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Ralph R. Cancel, of Whiting, Indiana,was sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle about5:55 p.m. in the 4000 block of East 134th Street when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, striking him in the head, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A passenger in the vehicle droveCancel to St. Margaret Hospital in Hammond, Indiana,authoritiessaid.Cancel was later transferred to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 12:35 p.m. Monday.

Area South detectives were investigating.

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