17 year old charged with Shooting College Prep Student

CHICAGO — Chicago police charged a 17-year-old boy in connection with the fatal shooting of a Northside College Prep student.

The teen, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and was charged with first-degree murder.

Emanuel Gallegos was a passenger in a vehicle traveling near the 4400 block of West Addison Street around 5:30 p.m.

Monday when a Hispanic man standing on a corner with two other men fired shots, striking the teen in the neck. Gallegos was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition, and later died.

On Wednesday, a photo was released of the suspected gunman. In the photo, the male suspect appears to be holding a handgun, wearing a Boston Red Sox cap and a blue North Face jacket.

The teen charged is expected to appear in bond court Thursday.

Gallegos was a junior at Northside College Prep High School. A GoFundMe page was started to help his family.

Those who knew Gallegos said they were heartbroken, and his family was in a state of disbelief. A family member said he was just at the wrong place and the wrong time.

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