Source: Father of slain teen shot in Humboldt Park killed

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A man shot and killed Thursday morning in the Humboldt Park neighborhood is the father of a 13-year-old boy fatally shot last week in East Garfield Park, police sources said.

The shooting happened at 9:23 a.m. in the 4100 block of West Crystal Street, police News Affairs Officer Ana Pachecho said.

The 34-year-old man was running from an armed male who was shooting at him, police said. He was shot in the torso and head and pronounced dead on the scene.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the fatality. Police said the victim had gang affiliations and the shooting is possibly gang-related.

A police source said the man shot is the father of 13-year-old Samuel Walker, who was fatally shot last Friday when someone opened fire on a group in the 700 block of South California Avenue.

Six other people, including two other teenage boys, were wounded in the 6 p.m. shooting near where a church group was holding a gathering for youth to pray and play games, the Sun-Times reported.

Walker, of the 3000 block of West Flournoy Street, was shot in the head and died at the scene, the medical examiner’s office said.

Police later said they found a car nearby that they believed was used in the shooting. The vehicle appeared to be torched, they said.

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