Teen boy killed in West Town drive-by

Darius Lane was rushed to Stroger Hospital, where he died, police said.

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A 16-year-old boy was killed March 28, 2020, in a drive-by in the 2100 block of West Maypole Avenue.

A 16-year-old boy was killed March 28, 2020, in a drive-by in the 2100 block of West Maypole Avenue.

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A 16-year-old boy was killed Saturday in a drive-by in West Town on the West Side.

About 11 a.m., Darius Lane was on Maypole Avenue when someone in a passing silver BMW fired multiple shots at him, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Lane was rushed to Stroger Hospital, where he died, officials said. He lived in West Town.

An autopsy conducted Sunday confirmed he died of his gunshot wounds, the medical examiner’s office said. His death has been ruled a homicide.

Area Central detectives are investigating the shooting.

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