Man, 19, fatally shot in Mayfair

The shooting happened in the 4000 block of West Wilson Avenue, police said.

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Police are questioning a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man Thursday afternoon in Mayfair on the Northwest Side.

About 12:50 p.m., the man was walking in the 4000 block of West Wilson Avenue when someone in a stolen white Nissan Maxima fired shots, striking him multiple times in the body, Chicago police said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

He was identified as Carlos Cruz, who lived in the neighborhood where he was shot, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The stolen Nissan was later found several blocks away in the 4400 block of North LaCrosse Avenue, and officers located the person of interest even farther west in the 4300 block of North Major Avenue, police said.

Area Five detectives were questioning the person of interest Thursday night.

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