No bond for two men charged with double fatal shooting in Uptown

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Two men charged with shooting two others to death early Wednesday in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side were ordered held without bond.

The attack happened at 2:17 a.m. when 28-year-old Michael Laster and 33-year-old Jonathon Thompson shot two other men in the 5000 block of North Winthrop, according to Chicago Police.

Robert Anderson, 34, of the 7900 block of South Ridgeland was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 2:55 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Michael Gibbs, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. His home address was unknown Friday evening.

Both men, who had documented gang ties, suffered multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

Laster, of the 6100 block of North Seeley, and Thompson, of the 5400 block of North Kenmore, were later identified as the shooters, police said. They were each charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

A judge on Friday denied bond for both men, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. They are due back in court Sept. 23.

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