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1 dead, 1 wounded in Harvey shooting

Officers respond to a shooting early Saturday that left two people wounded in south suburban Harvey. | Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

A man was killed and another person was wounded in a shooting early Saturday in south suburban Harvey.

Paramedics respond to a shooting that left two people wounded early Saturday in the 15900 block of Finch Avenue in Harvey. | Justin Jackson/Sun-Times
Paramedics respond to a shooting that left two people wounded early Saturday in the 15900 block of Finch Avenue in Harvey. | Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

About 2 a.m., 37-year-old Dean A. Martinez and two other males were walking west on 159th Street when they ran into three other males near Finch Avenue, according to Sean Howard, spokesman for the city of Harvey, and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. A confrontation then ensued and someone opened fire.

Martinez, of Harvey, was shot three times in the chest and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 2:16 a.m., authorities said.

The other male suffered a gunshot wound to the arm that wasn’t believed to be life-threatening, Howard said.

No further information was immediately made available.