1 Dead, 1 Wounded In Shooting Near Eisenhower Expressway

CHICAGO (CBS) — One man is dead and another is injured, following a drive-by shooting overnight on the city’s West Side, on the surface streets right above the Eisenhower Expressway.

The men were standing in the 3600 block of West Harrison Street, when a dark colored sport-utility vehicle pulled up at 8:42 p.m. and somebody inside opened fire, police said.

Alex Mojica, 26, of the 1600 block of Clarence Avenue in Berwyn, was shot multiple times, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Mojica was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 9:25 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy will be performed Thursday.

A 36-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a graze wound to the face and a gunshot wound to the buttocks, police said.

The gunman fled southbound on Central Park Avenue and is not in custody Wednesday night.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.



  • Mrs M.Bowens

    What is wrong with our youths of today why are they so angry over the simple things of life? why is there no hope in our young people there is so much more to life than driving around looking for someone to kill then there retaliation and the ones who had nothing to do with whatever happen are usually the one who is hurt GOD help us to see the error of our ways.I say if they want to shoot guns draft them in the military sent them overseas to fight.I guarantee those losers will be nothing but a bunch of cowards.Oh maybe thats why our military dont want them not dependable.

    • Tyrone

      I agree completely, the young black youths of today are a vicious bunch. Throw them all in prison.

      • Tes

        You cannot say the young blacks today with a name like Tyrone. It’s all political. No one cares for the lower class. So instead of saying some ignorant comment educate yourself on he struggle of these people. Or better try to help them.. They did not ask to be brought into this world. THEY ARE TRYING TO SURVIVE!!!!

      • Gene

        @NWA, What the hell does your comment have to do with young homies shooting people? I just don’t get you.

      • NWA

        Yeah, and the prison are over run with white supremacy groups.


  • R A

    Mojica sounds Mexican not blk

  • Manuel Puri Arroyo

    Alex Mojica was an all aroung good dude….enjoyed life!! Kool dude any will ever meet. Glad I got to know him!! Rest With The Angels. Prayers To Your Family, Friends, and most of all your son!!

    • A. Sencion

      Yeah you’re right. Pal was an all-around good guy & a good father as well. My condolescences to his family & other loved ones. I know a few of them and can only imagine what they’re going through. RIP brother

  • tunafish charlie

    WEST HARRISON is one of the most serious crime ridden area’s in CHICAGO, the police are even scared. They should call it “SHOOTINGS AND MURDER BLVD.”
    When you have poor people bunched together with no jobs.. that brings crime and tension, gangs and drugs, and now DEATH.The answer is simple guns should only be for law enforcement etc…anyone caught with a pistol LEGAL or NOT should be
    fined or jailed until people get the message…NRA..nice- rite- apples

    • Mr. Justice

      Those are some of the most ignorant comments I have ever read. The guns are not at fault and neither is the NRA. Come on, think logically, not emotionally! People commit crimes because that is what is in their heart. If someone does not have a gun, they will use a knife, a club, a vehicle, etc. No, guns and the NRA ARE NOT the cause. Stop thinking like a helpless person. Become make choices. It is as simple as that. Now, we can help people make the right choice, but bring economic recovery to the area, working with young people, etc. Stop blaming others for the choices people make. Stand up on your own feet! If people need help, there are non for profit groups, churches, etc., that will help them. BUT just giving to people without teaching and responsibility will not work.

  • itzme

    Wow Alex aka Pal you will truely be missed!! Still in shock of this terrible news!! I hope they found those cowards and put them in jail!! Now his son will gorw up without a father!! SAD SAD SAD day for his family and friends today!!! :(

    • Unbias

      These are the consequences of gang banging or being gang involved. It’s a sad reality, but it is wat it is….

  • jacori c

    what’s really going on? what are we going to do when it gets hot?

    • Mr. Justice

      Purchase yourself a handgun, learn how to use it, and be prepared for when the SHTF. I am serious. Don’t become a victim.

  • someone special

    My prayers go out to the young man who lost his life but thank God for keeping the other young man thank you Lord thank you Jesus

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