Teen Killed During Drive-By Shooting

CHICAGO (STMW) – A 17-year-old boy was fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Southwest Side Gage Park neighborhood early Sunday.

The victim, identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as David Corral, 17, was on a sidewalk in the 5700 block of South Washtenaw Avenue about 12:15 a.m. when somebody inside a passing vehicle fired shots at him, police said.

Corral was shot in the armpit, police said. An autopsy Sunday found that Corral, of 3351 W. 63rd St., who was pronounced dead on the scene, suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to the medical examiner’s office. The victim was initially believed to be 18 years old, according to the medical examiner’s office, but once he was positively identified the medical examiner’s office found that he was 17.

As of late Sunday no one was in custody and police did not yet have a description of the vehicle.

Wentworth Area detectives are investigating.

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  • Pam

    my heart goes out to this young man and his family , Its sad because as a mom my biggest fear is getting that call, what people don’t understand is that when this happens it destoys a family, neighbors , and the community in general , Whether a gangbagger or not its another person killed, And the killers are probaly blunted up and eating gyros while this young mans family are mourning his death ,The sad thing about it is that to some people it has become somewhat’ accepted’ Until it happens to one of their family members or friends. sad, truly sad

  • Raymond Donahue

    The black population has suffered under liberal ideology although he doesn’t realize it. The black man/woman has been reenslaved by those who give them false hope.
    All men are equal and the same. Ideology that teaches dependence cripples and this is the result. Think about it. If the boy learned to stand on his own two feet and knew right from wrong this would not have happened.

    • Tracy

      I agree wiyh you Raymond, all of these little nigs need to learn some morals. Although politics has nothing to do with it.

  • MadSam

    What’s a 17 year old doing out past curfew anyways? My sympthathies go out to his family, my they find comfort in the Lord! But when are parents going to start acting like parents and NOT ALLOWING THEIR KIDS TO RUN THE STREETS AT ALL HOURS! Being from Humboldt Park, I’m no stranger to gunfire, be it at midnight or at NOON…kids today are TOO CAUGHT UP with the “THUG/GANGSTER LIFESTYLE”, they believe life is a “rap” video, except they need to realize that in this game, YOU ONLY HAVE ONE LIFE TO PLAY WITH!! With technology being what it is today, parents definitely have their hands full raising a child/teenager in the 2000’s. A community effort needs to be put into place to educate our youths about the perils of joining a gang. How what is fun today is actually a lifetime commitment to your new gang family and getting out is going to be VERY DIFFICULT/PAINFUL, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE!
    The attitude of most of today’s teenagers and twenty something year olds is one of invincibility. We all know too well how these kids end up…DEAD OR SERVING A DOUBLE DIGIT PRISON SENTENCE. It’s time for parents to lay down the law and watch their children for any sign of gang affiliation, remember, they don’t care if you are an actual member, if you are standing on the wrong corner in the wrong neighborhood wearing the wrong colors, you can possibly become a victim to gang violence. Also since Captain America a/k/a Jody the Joke Weiss is GONE…as well as good ole’ Richie Daley, maybe now is the time to put into effect some strict laws regarding gang violence and attacks on innocnet bystanders unfortuneately caught in the wrong place. It’s time to take the gloves off against these street drug dealers destroying neighborhoods all across CHICAGO…IT’S NOT A COLOR OR RACIAL PROBLEM…IT’S THE WHOLE CITY’S PROBLEM…NOW LET’S DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT BEFORE THE SUMMER!!!

    • Rick

      You’re wrong. It is a racial problem. Look at who’s committing most of the crime. Black negro Africans.


        there is no such race as black negro africans in america… stupid! africans are from africa,,, if u were born here, you’re either black- white, hispanic or asian in ethnicity,,, this is why we human beings kill because stupidity has no color!!!

    • jayrone

      To my friend david im going to miss you . No matter what mood I was in when I came to work you made me laph with that cheezy smile you were the true meaning of a real friend . But at least I know now your in a better place no more worries god bless and good bye my little homie . Pedro T

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