A man and his 15-year-old son were found fatally shot in a Palatine apartment early Tuesday, authorities said.
While police are going door-to-door looking for information, 15-year-old Javier Ponce is mourning his close friend.
“I just try to hold back the tears,” he said.
Segundo Reynoso, 38, and his 15-year-old son Luis were both found shot and lying on the floor of their apartment on the 1900 block of Green Lane North in the Baldwin Green Complex just before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Ponce and Luis grew up together. He admits his friend was involved with the gang life, and many neighbors say there is a gang problem her; but, Ponce still cannot believe his friend is gone.
Manuel Ortiz was one of many neighbors disturbed by the news about the double shooting. He was especially disturbed the killing of the teen.
“He’s so young, he could have had a future,” Ortiz said.