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No Bail For Teen Charged In Shooting Of Northside College Prep Student

February 28, 2019 - 6:52 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A 17-year-old boy accused of gunning down a Northside College Prep student was ordered held without bail Thursday.

Luis R. Castejon was charged with murder in the shooting of Emanuel Gallegos, also 17, Monday in the Old Irving Park neighborhood.

At 5:36 p.m., the Northside College Prep student was fatally wounded as he rode in a vehicle heading west in the 4400 block of West Addison Street, police said.

The shots came from a male standing on a corner near Schurz High School, a Chicago Public Schools campus at 3601 N. Milwaukee. Two other males were with the shooter and joined him in yelling gang slogans at Gallegos before opening fire, police said.

Gallegos was struck in the neck and rushed to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, the police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in Belmont Cragin.

On Wednesday, Chicago police circulated a picture of one of the suspects — a teenager they said was named “Luis.”

Castejon, who lives in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side, was arrested about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 2400 Block of West Belmont following an investigation that identified him as Gallegos’ shooter, police said.

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