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Teenager, two men killed, 21 wounded in city violence

Updated: June 3, 2012 2:26PM



A 16-year-old died after he was shot in the chest in the South Shore neighborhood Saturday, police said. He was one of three people killed and at least another 21 people shot throughout the city since Friday night.

Jamal Lockett, 16, of the 7500 block of South Colfax Avenue, was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead at 4:22 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. His preliminary cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

Police said they received a call of shots fired about 3:47 p.m. and discovered the teenager laying on the ground in the 7300 block of South Coles Avenue with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police said they were looking into the possibility that the boy’s death is connected to a shooting that took place down the street and wounded two men on Thursday night.

In that incident, the men, 33 and 19, were walking in the 7400 block of South Coles Avenue about 10 p.m. when a vehicle approached and someone inside shot at them, police said.

The 33-year-old was shot in the back, and the 19-year-old suffered a graze wound to the back, Gaines said. They made it to South Shore Hospital without an ambulance and are listed in good condition early Friday.

No one was in custody for either shooting, and both are being investigated by Area Central detectives.

In other fatal shootings Saturday, police said Jermaine Arnold, 26, of the 600 block of East 89th Street was found on the street with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead at 1:20 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Police said they think the shooting may be gang-related.

The third fatal shooting happened about 10:25 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Keystone Avenue, police said.

Andre Brown, 33 of the 900 block of North Keeler Avenue, was dead at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Three other teenagers younger than 18 were among the 21 people wounded in shootings since Friday.

About 4:50 p.m. on Saturday, a 15-year-old girl was shot in the side in the 8700 block of South Saginaw Avenue, police said, adding that the girl was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center.

At approximately 7:45 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the 6700 block of South Hermitage Avenue, police said. Paramedics took the boy in fair condition to Christ Medical center.

About 11:50 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was walking on the sidewalk when several suspects got out of a dark-colored vehicle and shot him in the abdomen in the 2800 block of East 89th Street, according to police News Affairs.

He went to Christ Medical Center, where he was listed in “stable” condition early Sunday.



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