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Teen, dog killed in Little Village shooting

Martinez was walking his dog on South Keeler Avenue when they were both gunned down.

A teen boy and dog were fatally shot April 14, 2020, in Little Village.
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A 17-year-old boy and his dog were fatally shot while out for a walk Tuesday in Little Village on the Southwest Side, police said.

Juan Martinez and the dog were on the sidewalk about 3:32 p.m. on South Keeler Avenue when they were both shot, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Martinez was hit throughout the body and head.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

The dog was dead at the scene, police said.

No one is in custody as Area Central detectives investigate.

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