14-year-old dies after being shot in West Garfield Park

A 14-year-old boy died from his injuries, after being shot along another Safe Passage route in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

It happened late Saturday night near Wilcox and Pulaski, just a block away from Melody Elementary School.

The boy has been identified as Lavander Hearnes.

He was shot in the chest, and was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Police have made no arrests.

This is the third shooting on this stretch of west Wilcox just this month.

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