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3 boys killed in West Humboldt Park fire


CHICAGO — Three children have now died following a fire in West Humboldt Park over the weekend.

On Sunday, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified 4-year-old Axel Cruz as the victim of a fire that broke out in a home in the 4000 block of West Potomac Avenue around midnight on Chicago’s West Side.

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On Monday, WGN News learned that two more children had died.

Coroners identified the deceased as Jayden Cruz, 6, and Angel Rodriguez, 11.

The news comes as community members gathered together at a garden in West Humboldt Park to pay tribute to the young lives lost.

This is a developing story. Stay with WGN for updates.


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