Teen shot to death near CPS high school in Old Irving Park

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A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed Monday evening near Schurz High School in the Old Irving Park neighborhood, police said.

At 5:36 p.m., the boy was riding in a westbound vehicle in the 4400 block of West Addison when a male shooter standing on a corner near Schurz, a Chicago Public Schools high school located at 3601 N. Milwaukee, fired shots into the car. The suspect was with two other males when he opened fire, Chicago police said.

The teen, identified as Emanuel Gallegos, was struck in the neck and rushed to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, the police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Gallegos lived in Belmont Cragin.

A police spokeswoman didn’t know whether the boy was a student at the high school. A CPS spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Area North detectives are investigating the shooting.

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