Teens whose families worked for violence outreach groups were shot dead in a car ride share in Little Italy

A teenager whose family worked for a violence outreach group was shot and killed as he sat in a ride-sharing car in Little Italy on the Near West Side Sunday night.

The 19-year-old's name has not been released, but Project HOOD says he is the son of an executive assistant and the brother of its youth manager.

“He was tragically the victim of senseless acts of gun violence, the harsh reality we have vowed to fight against,” said Pastor Corey Brooks, founder of the nonprofit group. “We will honor the memory of our colleague's son by intensifying our efforts to prevent similar tragedies in the future.”

Brooks said he was not releasing the man's name out of respect “the privacy of our colleagues and their families during this time of profound grief.”

The teenager was in the 1300 block of West Taylor Street when someone approached on foot and shot him just before 9 p.m., according to Chicago police. Photos from the scene show multiple bullet holes in the rear passenger window.

A ride-sharing driver took the man to Rush University Medical Center, where he died, police said.

No arrests were reported.

Brooks said Project HOOD's mission “to end violence and uplift communities feels more personal and urgent than ever… Today, we are not just an organization, we are a family grieving the loss of young lives taken too soon.”

Project HOOD has set up a support fund on its website to help with funeral costs.