14-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting while walking near his home near Des Plaines

A dark-colored SUV pulled up and someone opened fire Wednesday night in the 400 block of West Touhy Avenue in Elk Grove Township.

SHARE 14-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting while walking near his home near Des Plaines
Police_Lights91_300x188.jpg

Sun-Times file photo

A 14-year-old boy was killed in a drive-by shooting near his home near Des Plaines Wednesday night.

Erick Alfaro was walking with another child in the Blackhawk Estates mobile home park in the 400 block of West Touhy Avenue in Elk Grove Township around 7:15 p.m. when a dark-colored SUV approached and shots were fired, according to the Cook County sheriff’s police.

Erick lived on the block where he was killed, according to the Cook County medical examiner. He died from a gunshot wound to his head, an autopsy ruled.

Erick was graduating from the 8th grade and was getting ready to start his freshman year of high school this fall, according to a GoFundMe page.

“He was a sweet, funny and smart kid who had his whole life ahead of him,” the page says.

Police released no other details, but asked anyone with information to call 708-865-4896.

The Latest
The endgame for them could be the 2027 draft, not the next two. The JuJu Watkins/MiLaysia Fulwiley/Madison Booker/Mikaylah Williams/Hannah Hidalgo generational, unicorn lottery that will change the trajectory of several WNBA franchises.
He was in good condition after the apparent drive-by shooting.
Agnieszka Rydzewski is charged with soliciting the murder of Arturo Cantu, who was allegedly gunned down earlier this week by Anthony Calderon in the southwest suburban love triangle.