UPDATED 06/14/11 9:19 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A West Humboldt Park neighborhood boy is dead, gunned down overnight as he celebrated his 15th birthday.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Snow Totals From Lake Effect Snowstorm
As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Regine Schlesinger reports, Jovany Diaz was celebrating with a 19-year-old friend down the block from his home in the 4300 block of West Hirsch Street.
Suddenly, someone came from across the street and opened fire, killing Diaz and wounding the older boy in the hand.
Diaz was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 10:46 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.READ MORE: Competitors, Aspiring Olympians Take To The Skies This Weekend At Norge Ski Club's Winter Ski Jump Tournament
LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Regine Schlesinger reports
He was shot in the chest, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.
Diaz was a student at Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen Ave.
Police say they only have a sketchy description of a gray or silver getaway car. They say the motive for the killing is unknown.MORE NEWS: Obama Presidential Center Names Winter Garden After Hadiya Pendleton, Slain Teen Who Performed At Inauguration
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.