CHICAGO – A Chicago teen was killed in a drive by shooting last night in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.
14-year-old Leo Betancourt was shot yesterday around 6 p.m. near 45th and Ashland.
Leo was a passenger in an SUV with two older men traveling northbound when someone fired shots hitting the boy in the back within yards of a church.
The SUV made it to a nearby Chicago firehouse at 44th and Ashland, where Betancourt was dropped off, police said.
He was then rushed by ambulance to the hospital where he later died.
His brother and other family members say Leo was a good kid who had aspirations to do great things with his life.
Also last night, police say 16-year-old Randle Young and a 14-year-old boy were walking in the alley near 71st street and Laflin last night on the city’s South Side when someone walked up and opened fire.
Young was hit multiple times and died.
The other teen was taken to the hospital with a graze wound.
No one is in custody.