17-year-old girl killed, man wounded in East Garfield Park shooting

A teenage girl died Sunday afternoon, more than 12 hours after she and a man were shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Tiara Viramontes, 17, and the 30-year-old man were in the back of a building at 4:48 a.m. in the 3500-block of West Huron when someone opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Viramontes was shot in the back of the head and taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 5:24 p.m., the medical examiner's office said. She lived in the same neighborhood as the shooting.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to the upper right leg and was also taken to Stroger, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2017.)

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