Breaking News / Crime

1 Dead, 1 Injured In Dec. 29 Melrose Park Shooting

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 || Originally Published: FOX 32 || By Anita Padilla

Police are investigating after two people were reportedly shot in Melrose Park early Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened just before 1 a.m. Tuesday morning near Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 24th and Augusta.

FOX 32 News has learned one person was killed and another was injured in the shooting. Family members identified the deceased victim as 21-year-old Francisco Diaz.

The injured victim has not yet been identified.

Diaz was a father of three who was engaged to be married.

A witness at the scene told FOX 32 News the shooting might be gang related. The Cook County Sheriff’s Department is assisting Melrose Park Police in the investigation. VFP

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