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Teen boy fatally shot in West Rogers Park

The 17-year-old was hit in the back and taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he died, police said.

Two men were shot, one fatally, March 10, 2021, in West Lawn.
A 17-year-old boy was killed by gunfire Sept. 21, 2020, in the 6400 block of North Hamilton Avenue in West Rogers Park.
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A 17-year-old boy was shot to death early Monday in West Rogers Park on the North Side.

He was standing in an alley about 2:50 a.m. in the 6400 block of North Hamilton Avenue when someone fired shots, according to a statement from Chicago police.

His friends nearby heard him call for help and they called 911, police spokeswoman Sally Bown said.

The 17-year-old was shot in the back and taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he died, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Arturo Munoz of Evanston.

No one is in custody as Area Three detectives conduct a homicide investigation.

The 17-year-old was the youngest of nine people killed in weekend gun violence across Chicago.

West Rogers Park has seen several shootings in past weeks:

Chicago police’s 24th District, which encompasses West Rogers Park, has seen a 78% increase in shootings in 2020 compared to the same time last year, according to official police statistics. The district has seen 32 shootings this year through Sept. 13, compared with 18 shootings within the same period in 2019. Murders in the district have doubled this year to six, compared to three during the same time in 2019.

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