Two dead, three teens wounded in city shootings overnight

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Four teenage boys were shot — one fatally — and a 29-year-old man was also killed in separate shootings overnight on the South and West sides.

Martese Gentry, 15, was watching a fight between two girls about 5:35 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of South Millard when a gunman approached and opened fire, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.Hewas shot in the chest and abdomen.

Gentry, of the 800 block of South Kedzie,was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:12 p.m., authorities said.

Just 15 minutes later, two other teens — ages 13 and 15 — were shot in the West Englewood neighborhood.

The two were in the 1200 block of West 73rd Place about 5:50 p.m. when a gunman yelled gang slogans and opened fire, striking both teens, police said.

The 15-year-old was shot in the shoulder and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition had stabilized. The other boy was shot in the leg and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition also stabilized, police said.

A 16-year-old boy suffered a graze wound above his right eye early Wednesday in the Washington Park neighborhood.

The boy was shot about 4:20 a.m. in the 0-100 block of East 65th Street, police said.

He was taken to University of Chicago Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Tuesday’s second fatal shooting occurred in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

Lawrence M. Cox was talking with someone inside a vehiclein the 3400 block of West Madison about 10:05 p.m. when a gunman approached and opened fire, striking him in the side of his abdomen,according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Cox, of the 3800 block of West Van Buren, was driven by his friend to Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, authorities said.He was later transferred to Stroger Hospital,where he was pronounced dead at 10:44 p.m., authorities said.

Cox was a documented gang member, according to police.

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