Man, 19, Killed In Apparent Gang-Related Shooting

CHICAGO (STMW) – A man was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting Friday night on the Southwest Side.

The man — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 19-year-old Luis Cordova — was shot in the head and shoulder about 10:05 p.m. Friday in the 2600 block of West 47th Street, police said.

Prior to the shooting, a man exited a dark sport-utility vehicle, approached the deceased’s vehicle in the alley and an argument ensued, police said. The man from the SUV then pulled a handgun and shot the man.

Friends initially took the wounded man to Mount Sinai Hospital. Cordova, of 2200 W. 21st Place, was pronounced dead at the hospital at 10:12 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

The gunman fled after the shooting and is not in custody early Saturday.

An autopsy is scheduled for later Saturday.

Wentworth Area detectives are investigating.

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  • Fast Ed

    Too many guns on the streets.

    Need to ban all guns in this country. This works well in other countries.

    • Ralph S.

      That is the most false statement I’ve read in a very long time.You’re either unknowlegable of the truth, or you intentionally lied. It’s a fact that banning guns causes crime to shoot through the roof. England, Australia,….every single country that bans guns experiences an immediate and drastic rise in gun crime that never goes down, but continues to rise. “When gun crime increases, take the guns away from citizens who don’t commit crimes”. Such logic is total stupidity. Chicago is just another example. Guns are banned and yet Chicago has one of the highest crime rates in the country. If we were to believe your statement, we would have to believe that this newspiece is false, because we would have to believe that nobody in Chicago has guns to kill anybody.

      • Mr. Justice

        mistyped, should be Dumb A$$ politicians.

      • Mr. Justice

        YES! Finally someone who agrees with me. Great comments Ralph. I believe Fast Ed knows he lied. Yea, 48 other states have Conceal Carry, but Illinois, in its vast wisdom, still believes “gun control” works. Dump A$$ politicians.
        Law Abiding Citizens need to stand up right now, (Monday or Tuesday will be fine) and call, write, stop by, their State Representatives and State Senators and ask them to vote Yes for Conceal Carry here in Illinois. Oh, and by the way, the other state that does not have conceal carry, is Wisconsin, BUT they do have a form of Open Carry in Wisconsin. Illinois is the only state that tries to “control” its citizens.



    • Mr. Justice

      Actually, you southside, are the Dumb A$$. Go spew your verbal vomit to those who enjoy hearing your rhetoric. i.e. Mayor Daley, incoming Mayor Rahm, Father Pfleger, and many others who want to “control” the citizens of Chicago and Illinois.

  • Tea Pary Supporter

    Too little guns on the streets.

    We need to arm all men, women and children with heavy ammo.

    that way dikheads like this guy would never try to shoot anybody without risking getting blown away himself by another armed man, woman or child.

  • jesse jr.


  • Ralph S.

    Then choose another party, like the NAZI’s You wouldn’t like, nor be welcome, in the TEA party, where there are many Latin people.

  • Lo

    If you thought your comment was so smart, then you ment Spanish people go back to SPAIN, Stupid! Spanish is a language and the origin of people from Spain. Can we say ignorant?

  • franco

    came across your drivel by accident guys. Get a life.

  • aaronpower

    that person was the fourth generation of the family of texas before your family come from imigrant to my contry in this case i would send u to where europe? where

  • A.H.

    Look you kkk freak,my cousin was born here in the u.s. And so was his father,why don’t you go back to wherever your family came from,how dare post a comment on here like that!Its not just hispanics,its also whites blacks asian any ethnic group you unrightrous idiot,you should give a little respect.

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