3 Dead, 21 Hurt in Weekend Violence

16-year-old Jamal Lockett killed on South Coles Avenue

Sunday, Jun 3, 2012  |  Updated 10:56 AM CDT
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3 Dead, 21 Hurt in Weekend Violence

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A teenager and two men are dead and at least another 21 people were wounded in shootings throughout the city since Friday night.

The first fatality occurred early Saturday in the Near West Side.

Police first responded to the 1300 block of West Washburne Avenue at 12:29 a.m. after hearing shots fired in the area.

They found Jermaine Arnold, 26, of the 600 block of East 89th Street 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 second fatal shooting took place Saturday in the 7300 block of South Coles Avenue, where police found a teenage boy with a gunshot wound to the chest at roughly 3:47 p.m.

Jamal Lockett, 16, of the 7500 block of South Colfax Avenue, was pronounced dead at 4:22 p.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office, adding that his preliminary cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

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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