Oscar Bravo dies three days after being wounded in shooting just blocks from his home in Gage Park

Oscar Enrique Bravo died in a hospital Saturday afternoon, three days after being wounded in a shooting in the Southwest Side Gage Park neighborhood.

The 25-year-old Bravo was standing on the sidewalk in the 2600 block of West 54th Street at 12:52 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A red minivan pulled up, the driver got out of the vehicle and fired three shots, authorities said.

Bravo was struck in the upper right back and left hip; and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. He died there at 2:23 p.m. Saturday, police and the medical examiner’s office said.

Bravo lived about five blocks away from where he was shot.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses.

The author of the page wrote of Bravo: “He was a very loving son, brother, uncle, friend. Oscar always did a lot of good things for others. … He was a very smart kid, he had a lot to live for and will be dearly missed from all his love ones, that really cared for him.”

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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