Teens Robbed, 1 Shot Dead, After Being Lured By Auto Parts Ad

UPDATED 08/04/11 1:33 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — One teenager from Hammond, Ind., is dead, after he was shot and robbed when he and a friend were lured to a West Pullman neighborhood location where they thought they would be buying auto parts.

The incident unfolded just after 8 a.m. Thursday at 12700 S. Union Ave., according to police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.

The two 17-year-old boys had driven to the scene in a moving truck, in response to an advertisement for vehicle parts they were interested in buying, Perez said.

“The victims were contacted and given that location to purchase the parts,” Perez said. “They get there and these two guys pop out and announce a robbery.”

The victims were robbed of cash and a cell phone, the officer said.

Also, one of the two male suspects was armed and shot one of the teens. After he was shot in the side and critically wounded, that victim got into the suspects’ green pickup truck and drove away, Perez said.

Paramedics found that victim with the gunshot at 127th and Wallace Streets at 8:06 a.m., and began working to resuscitate him.

He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition, said Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado.

Police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said early Thursday afternoon that the teen shot has died. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the information.

The other victim left the scene in the moving truck they brought.

The suspects fled on foot and police are searching for them, Perez said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • the truth

    So they drove from Indiana to the southside of Chicago to buy auto parts? Ahem, something sounds fishy as perhaps they were buying something illegal instead?! Just seems to me they probably have auto parts stores in Indiana already.

    • Brian named Brian instead of Brain

      Driving to Normal where people are normal and driving to the south side of Chicago where every pseudo human is abnormal are two different things. You are a racist ssahole for your denial of the truth.

  • robert

    It says they were lured by an auto parts ad!!

  • WOZ

    he’s just a community activist trying to spread the wealth!!! maybe he will run for president in 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dsf

    Wow why don’t they gate off these communities .Give them private security.Cut the police because it seems the local government can’t fix stupid.You see police are supposed to serve and protect the community and the community is supposed to work with the police together.

  • HooDatIS?

    this is just terrible
    i dont understnad these losers and their freaking shannnaigans
    i hope they find this dog who prey on these yungsta’s
    Im a OLD OG if i catch these bums imma give them the buissness

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