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Boy, 14, fatally shot in Pilsen

Michael Orozco, 14,  was shot in the chest in the 2200 block of South Leavitt in the Pilsen neighborhood.

Three people are being questioned his death.

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Bond has been denied for 17-year-old Javier Garza.

He is charged with the murder of a 14-year-old boy who was killed Sunday in the heart of the Pilsen neighborhood.

Damien Garza is in jail on $1 million bond.

He is accused of being the getaway driver.

Prosecutors say Javier Garza opened fire on a group of teenagers in rival gang territory near 22nd and Leavitt to avenge his father’s death 12 years ago.

His mother tells the Tribune that doesn’t make sense.

Garza’s father was killed in a different neighborhood.

Two teens have been charged in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.

Damien Garza, 19, of the 4500 block of South Wood Street, and Javier Garza, 17, of the 2900 block of North 75th Court in Elmwood Park have been charged with murder, according to police and prosecutors. Both are scheduled to appear in bond court Tuesday.

Michael Orozco, 14, was shot in the chest Sunday, in the 2200 block of South Leavitt.

Shortly after the shooting, three people were taken into custody for questioning. The third person taken into custody was released without charges, police said.

The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.

ABOVE PHOTO: Damien Garza, 19, left, and Javier Garza, 17, were arrested and charged in connection to the murder of 14-year-old Michael Orozco. (Chicago Police Dept. / April 9, 2013)

Three people are being questioned in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy.

Michael Orozco was shot in the chest Sunday, in the 2200 block of South Leavitt in the Pilsen neighborhood.

Responding officers received a description of a vehicle that may have been involved.

They soon took three people into custody.

Police say they found a weapon, and the three people in the car all have gang ties.

Charges have not been filed.

A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed Sunday afternoon on the city’s West Side.

The shooting took place just before 4:30 p.m.

Police say the boy was shot in the chest in the 2200 block of South Leavitt Street.

Officers who responded to the scene radioed out a description of a vehicle that may have been involved.

Other officers stopped a car with that description and took three people into custody.

Police say they found a weapon and that the three people in the car all have gang ties.

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