Mario Mojica-Rios found with fatal gunshot wound in Belmont Gardens

Mario Mojica-Rios was shot to death Saturday night near a park in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Officers responding to a call of a person down about 8:15 p.m. in the 2700 block of North Harding, near Kosciuszko Park, found the 20-year-old dead with a gunshot wound to the back of the head, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Mojica-Rios, who lived just a few blocks away in the 4000 block of West Nelson, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:36 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. His death was ruled a homicide.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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