Budding young entrepreneur Antonio Alves was killed and another man critically wounded in a shooting Saturday night in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.
The shooting happened about 10:10 p.m. in the 1000 block of North St. Louis Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
Alves, 18, was shot multiple times and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:49 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy showed he died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Another man, 24, was shot in the torso and was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, Greer said.
No one is in custody as Area Central detectives investigate.
Antonio’s mother, Rekeia Williams, called her son “a very confident and fun-loving young man who always kept a classic smile on his face.”
After attending Marshall High School and receiving his GED, the young man had big plans, his mom said.
“Antonio was always a leader, with the heart of a lion, and was determined to own a business before the age of 21. He was determined to be someone great.
“Less than 3 months before his death, Antonio went to prom, received his GED and was in the process of buying his first tow truck when his life was tragically cut short…”
—Homicide Watch Chicago and Chicago Sun-Times Wire