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2 Killed, 3 Wounded In Shootings On Wednesday

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Two people are dead and three were wounded in shootings Wednesday on the West and South Sides.

A man died Wednesday evening after he was shot in the South Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

About 7:25 p.m, Geo Martinez, 22, was in the 3200 block of West 23rd Street when two males approached him and fired shots, striking him in the head and chest, authorities said. Martinez, of the 2200 block of South Spaulding Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:46 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Early Wednesday morning, another man on the West Side was killed in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired found Kendre Davis, 27, lying in the street in the 3900 block of West Congress Parkway with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said.

Davis, of the 400 block of South Lockwood Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:41 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened Wednesday night, critically wounding a teenage boy and injuring a man in the Lower West Side neighborhood.

About 9:20 p.m., a 16-year-old boy and 19-year-old man were walking in the 2300 block of West Cullerton Street when someone inside a vehicle drove by and fired shots at them, police said.

The boy was shot in his chest and abdomen and was in critical condition at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said. The 19-year-old man was shot in his right elbow and was also at Stroger in “stable” condition, police said.

Hours earlier, a man was seriously wounded in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

The 20-year-old man was shot in the chest about 3:45 p.m. in the 7600 block of South Wolcott Avenue, police said. He was taken to Stroger, where he was listed in serious condition, police said.

No one is in custody for any of the shootings as police investigate.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)