16-year-old boy killed, man wounded in Gage Park shooting

The teen and a 20-year-old man were walking in the 5200 block of South Artesian Avenue when someone approached and opened fire.

SHARE 16-year-old boy killed, man wounded in Gage Park shooting
Two people were shot, one fatally, July 24, 2021, in Gage Park.

A 16-year-old boy was killed, and a man was wounded in a shooting June 15, 2021, in Gage Park.

Sun-Times file

A 16-year-old boy was killed and a man was wounded in a shooting Tuesday night in Gage Park on the Southwest Side.

The teen and a 20-year-old man were walking in the 5200 block of South Artesian Avenue when someone approached and opened fire about 10:10 p.m., Chicago police said.

Homicides Database

Chicago homicide database and map

71788071.jpeg

Police tape outside a Chicago apartment building.

Getty Images


Homicides in Chicago — A list of every victim: Our comprehensive database tracks every homicide in the city with information about victims, locations and more.

Juan Chavez, 16, was struck multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived about a block away from where the shooting occured.

The man suffered three gunshot wounds to the back and was taken to the same hospital, where he was in critical condition, police said.

Police said the attacker was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

No arrests have been reported.

The Latest
Drag performers glowed and glided. Pride-themed merch was sold and an overall feeling of unity and welcome was felt Saturday in Lake View.
“Everything was working,” center fielder Pete Crow-Armstrong said. “I liked seeing his cutter today a lot. There’s always a certain ease about how [Taillon] takes the mound.”
“He’s fun to work with,” starter Jameson Taillon said. “I think he’ll fit right in.”
The man, 49, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the body in the 4300 block of West 25th Street around 3:26 p.m. police received an alert from gunshot detection technology.
Colin Hinkle, a professional drone pilot, noticed the red dye mixing with the green water of the fountain early Saturday morning and saw spray paint on the ground that read, “Gaza is bleeding” and “Stop the genocide.” 'That’s when I realized it was a protest,’ Hinkle said.