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West Englewood Porch Shooting Kills 2; Might Be Related To 2009 Murder

By Evan F. Moore | April 25, 2016 8:54am | Updated on April 25, 2016 10:41am
 Here's the vacant lot the person who shot at a group people on a West Englewood porch on Sunday.
Here's the vacant lot the person who shot at a group people on a West Englewood porch on Sunday.
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WEST ENGLEWOOD — Two people were killed and five others were wounded in a West Englewood shooting on Sunday, police said. 

At 11:11 p.m., a group of people was sitting on a porch in the 2000 block of West 68th Place when someone fired shots from a nearby vacant lot, said Officer Ana Pacheco, a Chicago Police spokeswoman. 

Two men out of the group were fatally wounded: 27-year-old Devin Hamb, of the 500 block of East 72nd Street, was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m. and 38-year-old Davon Barrett was pronounced dead at 12:33 a.m. Saturday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

WGN-TV said the gathering was a memorial for Martell Barrett, who was killed in 2009. The station identified the younger shooting victim from Sunday as a brother of Barrett. Another brother was critically injured in a nightclub shooting Saturday, according to WGN.

Martell Barrett was a 17-year-old high school student when he was shot and killed at 67th Street and Damen Avenue as he was on his way to Dyett High School. 

Timothy Lightfoot was charged and convicted of the crime and was sentenced to 85 years in prison. Witnesses said they saw Lightfoot standing over Barrett and shooting him in the head. Lightfoot had been a member of the Black Disciples street gang, testimony showed.

Barrett's mother said at the time of Lightfoot's arrest that her son had dated Lightfoot's sister.

On Sunday, among the injured was a 27-year-old man, who shot in the neck, and was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition is stabilized, Pacheco said. A 17-year-old boy, who shot in the leg, was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, Pacheco said. 

A 23-year-old woman, who shot in the leg, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition was stabilized, Pacheco said. 

The shooting was gang related, police said.

Several family members of one of the men who was killed refuted earlier media reports that stated that the family was sitting on the porch celebrating a family member who had recently gotten out of jail. "Patrice," a family member who did not want to give her last name, told DNAinfo they were celebrating the birthday of Barrett.

"We don't know where that came from. We kept to ourselves that night," Partrice said. "Where's the alderman? They should find out what happened. These guys [gang members] have more guns than the police."

No one is in custody for the shootings, Pacheco said.

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