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Man killed in Cragin drive-by

He was shot Wednesday afternoon in the 5500 block of West School Street, police say.

A man was shot dead July 22, 2020, in the 5500 block of West School Street.
A man was shot dead July 22, 2020, in the 5500 block of West School Street.
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A 25-year-old man was shot and killed Wednesday in Cragin on the Northwest Side.

He was standing on the street in the 5500 block of West School Street when someone fired shots from a passing light-colored vehicle, Chicago police said.

He was shot in the leg about 2:10 p.m. and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he died, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Orlanzo Cortez Wilson of Austin. An autopsy ruled his death a homicide.

On June 14, an 18-year-old was wounded in another shooting in Cragin. He was walking at 1:53 a.m. in the 2300 block of North Laramie Avenue when someone in a passing vehicle fired shots, police said. He was struck in the abdomen and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.

In May, a 17-year-old was wounded in the 3100 block of North Laramie Avenue when someone fired shots from a vehicle, police said. His condition stabilized.

The 16th police district, which includes Cragin, has recored 11 shootings in 2020 through July 19, according to official police statistics. That’s more than double the same time last year, when the district recorded four total shootings.

Area Five detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

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