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1 killed, 2 wounded in Lawndale shooting

The victims were in a vehicle about 2:25 p.m. in the 600 block of South Kostner Avenue when someone fired shots, striking the three of them, Chicago police said.

Two men were shot September 2, 2021 in River North.
Three people were shot, one fatally, Nov. 3, 2020, in Lawndale.
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Three people were shot, one of them fatally, Tuesday in the second deadly attack of the afternoon in Lawndale on the West Side.

They were in a vehicle about 2:25 p.m. in the 600 block of South Kostner Avenue when someone fired shots, striking the three of them, Chicago police said.

One man was shot in the body and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as 24-year-old Yarnell Hicks, who lived in the neighborhood.

An autopsy Wednesday found he died of multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

A 22-year-old man who was struck in the hand and ear was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. A 52-year-old woman who was struck in the neck was in serious condition at the same hospital.

Hours earlier, a man was killed and a woman wounded in a shooting in the same neighborhood.

No arrests have been made in either shooting. Area Four detectives are investigating.

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