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2 homicides hit same block in E. Garfield Park within 24 hours

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A man was shot to death Saturday afternoon in East Garfield Park, marking the second homicide in the same block over a 24-hour period, according to police.

Leetemi Daniels, 41, was shot multiple times just after 2:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Washington Boulevard, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Daniels was struck in his abdomen and chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Less than a day earlier, a 34-year-old fatally shot as he walked down a sidewalk in the same block, police said.

About 6:45 p.m., Rodney Jernigan was shot in his chest and head, and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. He lived in the Lawndale neighborhood.

Detectives were conducting homicide investigations.

Homicides in 2018 Database