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18-year-old killed in Belmont Cragin shooting

The teen was in the middle of the street in the 5100 block of West Fullerton Avenue when someone in a vehicle fired shots at him, Chicago police said.

Three people were hurt in a shooting August 30, 2021, in Fifth City on the West Side.
A teen was fatally shot August 13, 2021, in Belmont Cragin.

An 18-year-old man was fatally shot Friday evening in Belmont Cragin on the Northwest Side.

About 5:15 p.m., the teen was in the middle of the street in the 5100 block of West Fullerton Avenue when someone in a vehicle fired shots, striking him in the leg, chest and back, Chicago police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. He was identified as Nikko Mercado by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy conducted Saturday ruled his death a homicide.

No one was in custody.

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