George Washington High School student Jose Rosas was killed in a drive-by shooting that left another man hurt early Sunday just a block from his home in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side.
The two 18-year-olds were getting into a parked vehicle about 1:20 a.m. in the 10900 block of South Mackinaw when a silver Chevrolet Malibu drove by and someone inside fired shots in their direction, according to Chicago Police.
Rosas was shot in the back, and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 2:27 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived about a block away from the shooting scene.
The other man suffered a laceration to his left ear, thought to be cause by shattered glass from the vehicle, police said. He was taken in good condition to Trinity Hospital.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help his family with funeral expenses.
The page noted that Rosas was on track to graduate from George Washington and attend college.
“He was remarked by all who knew him as a young man who was a leader and a friend who would offer himself to those around him. For those who were closest to him, it’s an understatement to say this is a painful loss. While his life was indeed cut short, his memory will live on in his family and friends who will take him with them wherever they may go,” the page’s author wrote.
Set up on Thursday, the page had raised over $2,500 by non Friday.
—Chicago Sun-Times Wire