CHICAGO — Two men were killed and another man was injured in shootings across the South Side since Monday evening, authorities said.
About 9:30 p.m., a 26-year-old man was killed in the 11300 block of South Forest Avenue in Roseland.
Officers responded to calls of a person shot and discovered the 26-year-old on the block with two gunshot wounds in his head, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.
The man, who was identified as Valentino Taylor, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead at 9:56 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
No one was in custody in connection with the shooting, and authorities said Taylor, of the 1900 block of West Garfield Boulevard, was a documented gang member.
Hours earlier, a 22-year-old man was killed in the South Chicago neighborhood.
About 6 p.m. Monday, police were called to the 2500 block of East 84th Street where they found the man lying in a doorway on the block.
The 22-year-old had been shot in his stomach, Greer said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital were he was pronounced dead at 7:02 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
Officials there identified the man as Jareem Jackson, of the 8300 block of South Colfax Avenue.
Less than two hours after Jackson was killed, a man was shot on his block.
About 7:50 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the 8300 block of South Colfax Avenue.
The 20-year-old was walking on the street when a red car pulled up and a man got out, police said. The man pulled out a gun and opened fire, hitting the 20-year-old in his arm.
The 20-year-old fled the scene and was discovered by police in the 8400 block of South Kingston Avenue.
He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition. No one was in custody in connection with the shooting as of early Tuesday morning, police said.