An Illinois teen shot dead outside a Catholic church was gunned down with a weapon cops say is not typically seen among the violent deluge of shootings in Chicago — an assault rifle.
The afternoon drive-by shooting littered the street with shell casings outside Holy Cross Catholic Church where the 17-year-old boy was struck with several gunshots from a “high-capacity assault rifle” and killed Sunday.
The unidentified teen died at the scene.
“It’s certainly unusual,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Chicago Tribune. “This is not the typical weapon used in a lot of shootings.”
Mass in Spanish was wrapping up at around 2 p.m. inside the Back of the Yards neighborhood house of worship when parishioners heard bullets erupt about 20 feet from the church entrance.
A car sidled up to the teen walking past the church and a person inside opened fire with the deadly weapon, cops said.
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SOURCE: NY Daily News, Nicole Hensley