Man killed in East Garfield Park double shooting

Another man was listed in serious condition after gunfire rang out on Warren Avenue Wednesday morning.

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A man was killed and another wounded in a shooting Wednesday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

The men, 28 and 36, were outside when gunfire rang out in the 2800 block of West Warren Avenue at 8 a.m., Chicago police said.

Someone drove the men to Mount Sinai Hospital, where the 28-year-old was pronounced dead with gunshot wounds to his body, police said.

He was identified as Brandon Smiley of Lawndale, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The other man was listed in serious condition with gunshot wounds to his arm and thigh, police said.

No arrest had been made, police said.

The 12th police district — which covers parts of East Garfield Park and much of the Near West Side — has recorded 39 shootings so far this year, a 9% decrease from the same period in 2020, according to police statistics.

At the same time, however, 12 murders have been logged in the district, a 33% increase over the same period last year.

Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.

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