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Shots Fired During Andersonville Vigil For Man Killed Over Weekend, Authorities Say

No one was wounded in the shooting, which took place near a memorial for Daniel Zetina, a former Peirce student killed Saturday in West Ridge.

Shots were fired at a group gathered for a vigil at Helen C. Peirce Elementary School.
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ANDERSONVILLE — Someone fired shots Sunday during a vigil in Andersonville in honor of a man killed earlier in the weekend in West Ridge, officials said.

The shooting happened just after 8 p.m. Sunday in the 1500 block of West Gregory Street, the location of Helen C. Peirce Elementary School, according to Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) and police.

A 17-year-old boy, two 18-year-old men and a 20-year-old man were at the vigil when a black SUV pulled up and someone inside fired shots, police said. Shell casings were found at the scene.

No one was wounded in the shooting, police said. No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing.

The intended targets of the shooting were among those at a vigil on the grounds of Peirce Elementary. It was held to remember Daniel Zetina, a 20-year-old man who was fatally shot Saturday in West Ridge, Osterman said.

Andersonville neighbors say police showed up to the vigil and attempted to disperse the crowd but then left before the shooting. Some people attending the vigil remained on the Peirce grounds and were then shot at, according to neighbors. 

A Chicago Police spokesperson could not immediately confirm that police responded to the scene before the shooting. 

Zetina was a Peirce graduate, Osterman said.

About 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Zetina was in a parked car in the 7400 block of North Oakley Avenue when a man walked up and opened fire, police said.

Zetina was hit in his left side and left arm and was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

No arrests have been made in the case.

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