17-year-old boy shot in Chicago Lawn dies two days later

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A 17-year-old boy died Friday after he was shot Wednesday evening in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the South Side.

Adrian Soto was standing on a sidewalk in the 6300 block of South Mozart Street about 6:20 p.m. when someone walked up to him from a gangway and fired a shot that hit the boy in the head, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Soto, of the 6200 block of South Francisco Avenue, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:59 a.m. Friday, the medical examiner’s office said.

The shooter drove off in a black vehicle, police said.

Police think the shooting may have been gang-related.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

Soto was one of eight people shot Wednesday night, and the second person to have died from those shootings.

Mario Hess–known as Blood Money–was also shot and killed about 9:30 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Elizabeth Street, authorities said.

Hess, 30, who had recently signed a record deal with Interscope Records and who had recorded tracks with his cousin Chief Keef, was found lying on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to police and Hess’ manager.

He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he died at 10:29 p.m. that night, the medical examiner’s office said.

Area South detectives are investigating that shooting.

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