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2 dead, 3 wounded in Chicago shootings Wednesday

Updated: January 16, 2014 5:29AM



Two people were killed and three were injured in shootings Wednesday on the West and South Sides.

About 7:25 p.m. Wednesday, Geo Martinez, 22, was shot in the 3200 block of West 23rd Street in the South Lawndale neighborhood, officials said. Two men approached him and fired shots, striking him in the head and chest. Martinez, of the 2200 block of South Spaulding Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:46 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Early Wednesday morning, a 27-year-old man was killed in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Officers responding to a call of shots fired found Kendre Davis lying in the street in the 3900 block of West Congress Parkway with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. Davis, of the 400 block of South Lockwood Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:41 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

In the most recent nonfatal shootings, a 16-year-old boy and and 19-year-old man were injured About 9:20 p.m. in the Lower West Side neighborhood. They were walking in the 2300 block of West Cullerton Street when a vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots at them, police said. The teenager was shot in his chest and abdomen and was in critical condition at Stroger Hospital, police said. The man was shot in his right elbow and was also at Stroger, police said.

About 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, a 20-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. He was shot in the chest in the 7600 block of South Wolcott Avenue, police said. He was taken to Stroger, where he was listed in serious condition, police said.

No one was in custody for any of the shootings.



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