16-year-old shot and killed while playing basketball in Cicero

CICERO, Ill. – Police in Cicero are searching for suspects in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy.

Irving Estrada, 16, was shot around 8 p.m. last night while he was playing basketball near 16th and 56th in Cicero.

A spokesperson for the town of Cicero says suspects approached the teen and his friends and started shooting. Estrada was shot in the abdomen.

A vigil was held Wednesday night for the teen.

Local churches held a vigil and invited his family. His grieving mother and siblings, as well as his friends, gathered to remember him, pray and discourage any thoughts of retaliation.

A counselor was on site and said Estrada had been in trouble with the law several years ago but the teen had left those days behind.

His buddies spoke about his passion for life.

No one is in custody.

Police are asking for anyone with information to contact them at 708-652-2130.