A 17-year-old boy was killed in a shooting in Little Village on the Southwest Side Monday morning, police said.
Jorge Cruz was walking with a female at 10:15 a.m. in the 2700 block of South Drake Avenue when someone opened fire, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
He was struck in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The medical examiner’s office said he lived in Little Village.
The companion saw a small white car speed off immediately after the shooting, police said. She did not get a good look at the driver.
Shootings in the 10th District, which includes Little Village, have risen 29% this year compared to the same period in 2020, according to police statistics.
On Saturday, a 16-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting a few blocks away in the 3300 block of West 28th Street.
Earlier this month, 17-year-old Lydia Jimenez was fatally shot while in a vehicle in the 4100 block of West 25th Street, police said.
No arrests have been reported in the shootings.