15-year-old boy fatally shot in Little Village

Benjamin Ortega was shot in the 2400 block of South Trumbull Avenue, police said.

SHARE 15-year-old boy fatally shot in Little Village

Adobe Stock Photo

A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot Wednesday night in the Little Village neighborhood. 

Benjamin Ortega was struck in the abdomen around 9 p.m. in the 2400 block of South Trumbull Avenue, Chicago police said.

He rushed himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later died, police said.

No one was in custody. Area detectives are investigating.

The Latest
Incredibly, this game was even better than the one on Super Bowl Sunday.
Ty Macariola scored a game-high 26 points as the Friars beat local rival Oak Park 56-47 in the Chicago Elite Classic at Credit Union 1 Arena.
City officials say the most problematic metals and chemicals have been removed. State environmental officials will have to sign off before the project is finalized.
Another $2 million will be matched by the Chicago Food Depository, which has already been providing meals to migrants since June, in partnership with 15 minority-owned restaurants in Chicago.
Elk Grove police officers responded to reports of a man with a knife in the 200 block of Fern Drive, and once at the scene, a man exited a house with a knife, police said. He then confronted police in a nearby yard, and during the exchange, police shot him.