Concealed-carry holder claims self-defense after gunfire kills 16-year-old boy in Ashburn: police

Rodrigo Rangel was a passenger in a vehicle when someone shot him in the head in the 3900 block of West 83rd Street.

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A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed May 7, 2020, in the 3900 block of West 83rd Street in Ashburn.

A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed May 7, 2020, in the 3900 block of West 83rd Street in Ashburn.

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A gunman who allegedly shot and killed a teen Thursday on the Southwest Side claims he was firing back at another shooter, police say.

The 16-year-old boy was a passenger in a vehicle when someone shot him in the head about 10:35 a.m. in the 3900 block of West 83rd Street, Chicago police said.

A female driver took him to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

Rodrigo Rangel was pronounced dead at 11 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A 45-year-old concealed-carry holder who was seated in another vehicle claims someone fired at him first, but detectives are working to verify those allegations, police said. He was arrested, but no charges have been filed.

A witness at the scene said the 45-year-old cut him off, got out of his vehicle and started shooting at the teen unprovoked, police said.

Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

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