$1M bond for second man charged with double murder in Horan Park

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Ricky Dortch | Chicago Police

Bond was set at $1 million Saturday for the second man charged with a shooting that left two people dead and two more wounded at a West Side park last summer.

Ricky Dortch, 29, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, all felonies, according to Chicago Police.

The shooting happened at Horan Park in the 3000 block of West Van Buren at 10:36 a.m. Aug. 26, 2015, police said.

The other man charged with the shooting, 19-year-old Frank Robinson, was recognized by witnesses who saw him out of his car before opening fire, Cook County prosecutors alleged at his bond hearing last month.

Kwamaine Lovette, 22, was shot in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 11:37 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Lovette lived in the 2900 block of West Wilcox.

Kortney Blakes, 23, was shot in the head and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 2:07 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 3200 block of West Polk.

Frank Robinson | Cook County sheriff’s office

Frank Robinson | Cook County sheriff’s office

Another 23-year-old man was shot in the upper left shoulder and a 22-year-old man in the right leg, police said. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

Prosecutors said the shooting stemmed from a gang feud. Police have not detailed Dortch’s alleged involvement.

Dortch, of the 2900 block of West Harrison, appeared in court Saturday, where Judge Laura Marie Sullivan set bond at $1 million, according to Cook County Circuit Court records. He is due in court again Tuesday.

Robinson of Forest Park, remains held without bond. His next court date is scheduled for Sept. 20.

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