Jose Martinez dies 6 months after being shot while sitting in a car with two other men in Humboldt Park

Last December, 21-year-old Jose Martinez was sitting in a car with two other men in Humboldt Park when someone walked up and started shooting, striking all three of the passengers in the car. Almost six months later, Martinez died Thursday in a rehab center.

Martinez was with two men in a parked vehicle about 10:40 p.m. Dec. 6, 2016 in the 3400 block of West Augusta.

A male suspect walked up and opened fire into the car. Martinez was shot on the right side of his neck and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was initially listed in critical condition, authorities said.

He was pronounced dead at 11:17 p.m. Thursday at the Warren Barr South Loop rehabilitation center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the Irving Park neighborhood.

An autopsy Friday found he died of complications from his gunshot wound, and his death was ruled a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

The same shooting also wounded a 31-year-old man and a 40-year-old man.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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