Two people who were fatally shot Saturday afternoon in the city’s Austin neighborhood on the West Side have died, police said.
The shooting happened about 12:47 p.m. on the 4900 block of West Washington Boulevard, said Police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.
The men were identified by the Cook Count medical examiner's office as Jamel Shepard, 39, who lived at the address where the shooting occured. He was ponounced dead at the scene at 1:06 p.m.
The second victim was identified as Darnell Walker, 55, of the 7100 block of South Euclid Avenue. He was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 1:33 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.
According to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro, the two men were on a front porch when a person walked up on the porch and shot them both in the chest. No one was in custody, Alfaro said.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun