At least 16 people were shot — three of them fatally — over 24 hours Friday in Chicago, including two men killed in a double homicide in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.
About 4:30 p.m., Johnathan Jeter and Darius Brown, both 23, were standing outside in the 2200 block of South Kolin when someone walked over and fired at them, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Jeter and Brown both suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were taken to hospitals, where they died, authorities said. The shooter got inside a blue Nissan Pathfinder and drove away via an empty parking lot, police said.
Hours earlier, a man was killed and two other people were wounded in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. All three were driving in a black Mercedes-Benz shortly before 11:40 a.m. and following a red Honda as it turned east into the 3400 block of West Walnut, according to police.
The Honda then pulled alongside their Mercedes and several people got out and began shooting into the Mercedes, police said. All three were struck multiple times.
Travis Cox, who police said was 23 years old, was pronounced dead at a hospital, according to authorities. A 26-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were listed in critical condition, police said.
Eleven other people were wounded Friday in a series of shootings:
On Thursday, six people were shot, one of them fatally, in Chicago, including a man who died after he was shot in the Cottage Grove neighborhood on the South Side.