Teen dead following Northlake drive-by shooting

My good old hometown..Getting bad over there now! But, hey, Police Chief Dennis Koletsos still lives 42 miles away, after getting hired 10 years ago and stating that he would move to the area…

A 17-year-old boy died Sunday morning, two days after being shot along with two others in a drive-by in west suburban Northlake.

Three people were shot while standing outside a home near Roy and Victoria streets about 11:50 p.m. Friday, according to Northlake police. At least ten shots were fired from a passing car, which fled north on Roy St. following the shooting, police said.

Rene Murillo-Gomez, who was shot in the head, died Sunday at Rush University Medical Center, police said. Gomez, of the 400 block of North Iowa Avenue in Villa Park, was pronounced dead at 11:25 a.m., according to a Cook County Medical Examiner’s office spokesman, who said the shooting happened on Victoria Drive.

Two others were wounded in the shooting. A 16-year-old Villa Park boy was treated and released from Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst with a gunshot wound to the leg. A 20-year-old Northlake man was shot in the foot and continues to be in “stable” condition Monday morning, police said.

Police believe the shooting was gang-related but did not immediately have a description of the offenders or the vehicle involved in the shooting.

Northlake police are investigating.

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    • Anonymous
    • October 22, 2008

    Dude start a new story on the murder last week. Dickhead Koletsos went on vacation after it went down. If it was a white family do you think he would have left? Is it true he runs the station from his laptop at home. $30,000.00+ video security system and he is the only guy with a pass word? Same with the squads GPS, I heard he’s got the only password. Does the tax payers and alderman know this? WTF

    • Anonymous
    • October 26, 2008

    All changed since Rodney….

    • Anonymous
    • November 2, 2008

    I think the baldheaded fucker has it too.

    • Anonymous
    • November 6, 2008

    Murder has risen 87.543% in the past 30 years in Northlake
    job well done Chief Dennis A. Koletsos 10 years with this Chief.


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