Worker injured in shooting near Truman College dies

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A worker who was injured in a drive-by shooting Tuesday afternoon near Truman College has died.

21-year-old Leonardo Matias died this morning according to the Cook County medical examiner’s officer.

Matias was struck in the head during what police said was a drive by shooting in 1100W Wilson Ave. in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood Tuesday morning.

Police say Matias did not appear to be the intended target.

Police are hoping surveillance cameras in the area will help them find the gunman.

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  • Carrie

    How do they know that he wasn’t the intended victim? The family members always say, “He/she wasn’t in a gang.” But, how do they know who the real target was?

    • Ruiz

      Carrie, I knew this young man. He was a youth group leader at my church who spent most of his time working with the youth, leading sports ministries, working around the church, and playing in the worship band. He had no ties to any gangs.