Antonio Alves | Homicide Watch Chicago news about Antonio Alvesen-usSun, 11 Aug 2013 07:05:03 -0500Only 18 years old, Antonio Alves, killed in Humboldt Park shooting, was planning to start his own business<p><iframe src="" width="100%" height="350" frameborder=0></iframe></p> <p>Budding young entrepreneur <a href="">Antonio Alves</a> was killed and another man critically wounded in a shooting Saturday night in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.<br /> <img src="" alt="Antonio Alves was planning to start his own business when he was killed by a spray of bullets at age 18. | photo provided" width="300" height="277" class="size-medium wp-image-21408" srcset=" 300w, 768w, 500w, 800w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Antonio Alves was planning to start his own business when he was killed by a spray of bullets at age 18. | photo provided</p><br /> The shooting happened about 10:10 p.m. in the 1000 block of North St. Louis Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.<br /> Alves, 18, was shot multiple times and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:49 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office. An autopsy showed he died of multiple gunshot wounds.</p> <p>Another man, 24, was shot in the torso and was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, Greer said.<br /> No one is in custody as Area Central detectives investigate.</p> <p>Antonio's mother, Rekeia Williams, called her son "a very confident and fun-loving young man who always kept a classic smile on his face."</p> <p>After attending Marshall High School and receiving his GED, the young man had big plans, his mom said.</p> <p>"Antonio was always a leader, with the heart of a lion, and was determined to own a business before the age of 21. He was determined to be someone great.</p> <p>"Less than 3 months before his death, Antonio went to prom, received his GED and was in the process of buying his first tow truck when his life was tragically cut short..."</p> <p><em>--Homicide Watch Chicago and Chicago Sun-Times Wire</em></p> Jordan OwenSun, 11 Aug 2013 07:05:03 -0500 Alves