Teen killed, father wounded in shooting outside Northwest Side restaurant

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A teenager was killed and his father wounded in a shooting this afternoon on the Near West Side.

16-year-old Adam Lara and his 49-year-old father Uriel were leaving a restaurant around 3:30 p.m. near Kenneth and Diversery when witnesses say two people walked up to their car and open fired.

Uriel was hit in the back and Adam was hit in the head.

The teen died from his wounds, his father is in critical condition at Illinois Masonic Hospital.

Police are investigating. They believe it was gang related.




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  • Tikka

    It won’t take long for the media and Gary McCarthy to blame it on the guns and declare we need new gun laws that won’t be enforced. Instead how about WGN follow up on all these shooters after they get caught. Report on a) was the shooter a conceal carry license holder and FOID card holder? b) did the shooter obtain the gun legally c) did the shooter have a long history of criminal convictions d) was the shooter out on probation or released early from jail for previous convictions Why won’t the media do this????? Because it wouldn’t take long for the public to see the truth about who and what is to blame for most of Chicago’s shootings.

    • Ron

      It would also be nice if someone from the media would have the guts to ask McStreetlights what happened to all the “blood in the streets” he promised was sure to happen when concealed carry became law. Since March 1st, over 60,000 people have been issued licenses to carry. I have not seen even one story of a CCW holder illegally shooting someone. It seems that the liberal media ignores that fact. Yet, if any CCW license holder would have shot someone without proper cause, it would be the lead story on every front page and news broadcast.

      • paranoiawilldestroyya

        Simple answer Ron, because it hasn’t happened. If it did we would here about it, or is that a conspiracy, that the media is hiding it from us? That’s just the pipe dream of every CCW gun owner. When in reality it just doesn’t happen very much in real life. It does happen, but it’s very rare. and the stats of new carry owners just prove my point more.

  • arubatom

    Ron brings up a good point in his post….I would love to read about some thug getting the surprise of his life when a CCW holder pulls out a gun and shoots the moron trying to commit a crime against them. The city has been a war zone for years, yet all Rahm and “McStreetlights” as Ron refers to him, just want to put more paper laws on the books. Holding news conferences and crying about sentences not being strict enough for illegal firearms use in crimes….well…where is the news that they are conducting a concerted effort to get that changed? I can agree with that wholeheartedly….and I am a legal firearms owner. And now JJ (he needed to get more photo ops) wants to ask Washington to throw more money at a problem that has seen money go down the drain in the past…what nerve!!!

    • Aw

      How disgusting . Won’t it be funny when I see you on the news awaiting sentencing for shooting someone you THOUGHT was going to commit a crime against you?

  • SouthSider

    Tikka and Ron, I couldn’t have said it better myself. I challenge the media to look further into these cases and give more facts. Chicago citizens have shown that we are not accepting just any answer for this horrendous problem.

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