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Chicago man gunned down high school senior, injured four other teens in shooting, cops say

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Source: Evanston police; MEGA

Dec. 11 2021, Published 4:58 p.m. ET

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A high school senior was killed, and four other teens were injured during a shooting in a Chicago suburb last week.

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Police said they now have a man in custody who reportedly admitted to driving the car seen fleeing the scene after the bullets flew.

Authorities reportedly found five people suffering from gunshot wounds while responding to a 911 call for a shooting at the intersection of Green Bay Road and Foster Street in Skokie in Evanston, Illinois, on Nov. 28. One victim, Carl Dennison III, a 17-year old senior at Niles North High School, died at the scene.

Evanston Police and members of The North Regional Major Crimes Task Force charged Leonard Galvez in connection with this shooting. He was arrested on Dec. 9.

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Galvez “admitted to being the driver of the offending vehicle,” according to a statement from the Evanston Police Department.

Four other victims were transported to hospitals. Officials girl two victims have since been released, but a 14-year old female and a 17-year old boy, remain hospitalized as of Dec. 11.

Galvez was charged with one count of first-degree murder and four counts of attempt first-degree murder.

“Everyone said he was like me. He had my laugh,” Carl Dennison Jr. told WGN 9 News. “I’m hurt.”

Galvez was ordered held without bond, and is scheduled to appear in Skokie court on Dec. 28.


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