Man shot dead in Metcalfe Park near Bronzeville

The 29-year-old victim was found unresponsive in the park with gunshot wounds Tuesday morning in the 4200 block of South State Street.

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Two gunmen shot and killed a man Tuesday morning in Metcalfe Park near Bronzeville on the South Side.

Darron Devon Protho, 29, was found unresponsive in the park with gunshot wounds around 7 a.m. in the 4200 block of South State Street, Chicago police said.

He was shot once in his head and once in his chest by two people who ran away, police said.

Protho, a resident of suburban Lansing, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He was the third person wounded by gunfire on Tuesday.

Earlier that morning, two people were hurt in separate shootings on the West Side.

Around 5:30 a.m., a woman in her 40s was seriously wounded in a shooting in West Garfield Park. Paramedics found her unresponsive on a sidewalk in the 3900 block of West Jackson Boulevard, police said. She went to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to her cheek.

At 6:30 a.m., a man was shot and seriously wounded in East Garfield Park. The man, 40, was shot in his shoulder and ankle while standing on a sidewalk in the 3400 block of West Lake Street, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in serious but stable condition.

Police announced no arrest in any of the shootings.

The shootings follow a violent Monday when nine people were shot, one fatally, in Chicago. Over the weekend, 13 people were killed and 33 others hurt in citywide gun violence.

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