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16-year-old killed in struggle over gun in Humboldt Park

The shooting happened about 5 p.m. in the 1700 block of North Washtenaw Avenue.

A teenage boy was fatally wounded in a shooting Sept. 2, 2020, in the 1700 block of North Washtenaw Avenue.
A teenage boy was fatally wounded in a shooting Sept. 2, 2020, in the 1700 block of North Washtenaw Avenue.
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A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot during a struggle over a gun Wednesday in Humboldt Park on the Northwest Side.

The teen, armed with a gun, walked up to a car in an alley in the 1700 block of North Washtenaw Avenue and began struggling with an occupant of the car, Chicago police said.

The occupant grabbed the gun about 5 p.m. and fired shots at the boy, striking him in the abdomen, police said.

Sabastian Casiano was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, officials said. He lived in Humboldt Park.

An autopsy found he died of a gunshot wound to the head and ruled his death a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The suspect drove off in a red-colored sports car on Wabansia Avenue, police said.

Area Five detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

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