Jose Mendoza Jr. was shot to death while walking with his brother Wednesday evening in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
The 16-year-old was walking east with his brother near the intersection of West 79th Street and South Christiana Avenue when people walking nearby started shooting, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Mendoza was shot in the back and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 8:04 p.m., authorities said.
He lived about a block away from the shooting.
—Chicago Sun-Times Wire