Man fatally shot in Maywood on July Fourth

John Garza, 35, was outside a family member’s home when someone drove by and opened fire.

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John Garza, 35, was shot and killed July 4, 2019 in west suburban Maywood.

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A man was killed on the Fourth of July in a shooting in west suburban Maywood.

John Garza, 35, was outside a family member’s home about 11:30 p.m. Thursday near North 6th Avenue and Lake Street when someone drove by and opened fire, according to Maywood police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Garza was shot three times and taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where he died a few hours later, authorities said.

An autopsy conducted Saturday concluded Garza died from multiple gunshot wounds the, medical examiner’s office said. His death has been ruled a homicide.

No one was in custody Saturday as Maywood detectives investigate. 

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