17-year-old Alfredo Loza dies after exchanging gunfire with man in car at South Side gas station

A teenage boy was killed during a shootout Sunday night outside a gas station on the South Side, according to police.

Alfredo Loza, 17, was standing outside the of the station in the 5200 block of South Western about 10:40 p.m. when a white car with a female driver and a male passenger pulled up, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An argument ensued and the male passenger shot Loza, who then returned fire, authorities said.

Loza suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:18 p.m., authorities said.

He lived in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

A gun was recovered at the scene, but it was not known whether the man in the car or anyone else was injured during the exchange of gunfire, police said.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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