CHICAGO — Chicago police said a person of interest was taken into custody in connection to the fatal shooting of a Northside College Prep student in Old Irving Park.
Emanuel Gallegos, 17, was a passenger in a vehicle traveling near the 4400 block of West Addison Street around 5:30 p.m. Monday when a Hispanic man standing on a corner with two other men fired shots, striking the teen in the neck. Gallegos was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition, and later died.
Earlier Wednesday, a photo was released of the suspected gunman. In the photo, the male suspect appears to be holding a handgun, wearing a Boston Red Sox cap and a blue North Face jacket.
Police said the suspect has been described as a male in his late teens, 5 feet, 5 inches tall to 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 120 to 140 pounds, with an olive complexion and brown hair. According to police, his first name is reportedly Luis, but he’s known by the street nicknames “Goonie” and “CK.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, police said just before the shooting happened, the suspect was standing with a group and yelling gang slogans at people in a car driving by. The group then approached someone waiting for a ride from Gallegos, and asked what gang he belonged to. The person said none and walked away, then got into the car.
Anyone with information should call Area North detectives at 312-744-8261 or submit an anonymous tip online.
Gallegos was a junior at Northside College Prep High School. A GoFundMe page was started to help his family.
Those who knew Gallegos said they are heartbroken, and his family is in a state of disbelief. A family member said he was just at the wrong place and the wrong time.
The following services will take place in honor of Gallegos:
Friday, March 1
Elms Funeral Home
7600 W. Grand Ave.
Elmwood Park, Ill. 60707
4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 2
St. John Bosco
2250 N. McVicker Ave.
Chicago, Ill. 60639
Queen of Heaven
1400 S. Wolf Road
Hillside, Ill. 60162