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Teenage boy charged with murder for fatal West Englewood drive-by shooting

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder for fatally shooting a man Thursday night in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

Stanley Bobo, 18, was shot in the abdomen about 7:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of West 72nd Street, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Bobo, who lived on the same block as the shooting, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 9:23 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

He was standing by his car when a van drove past and someone inside opened fire, according to a police source.

Officers spotted the van speeding away and, while attempting to pull the vehicle over, watched it crash into parked cars a few blocks away, a police source said. Officers then saw several people, including the 17-year-old boy, exit the van and run away.

The boy was arrested nearby and was found to have a gunshot wound to the hand, police said. He was also taken to Christ Medical Center, where he was treated.

A police source said it is likely that the boy either shot himself or was shot by another person in the van. Two handguns and shell casings were recovered from the van.

The boy faces one count of first-degree murder, a felony, police said. His name was not released Friday evening because of his age.