16-year-old Diego Alvarado shot to death on the block where he lived in Back of the Yards

Sixteen-year-old Diego Alvarado died Friday night, less than an hour after he was shot multiple times near his home in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

Alvarado was outside about 6:40 p.m. near his home in the 4800 block of South Throop when he heard gunfire and was hit in the back, groin and arm, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:32 p.m., authorities said.

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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