Bloody Chicago 2 men killed, 9 wounded in shootings on Thursday


Two men were killed and nine other people were wounded in shootings in Chicago from Thursday afternoon through early Friday, according to police and fire officials.

Devante Norwood, 22, was shot to death just before 10 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Ashland Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood, police said.

Norwood was standing outside a gas station when someone approached and shot him in the head and back, police said. The shooter left in a black SUV.

Norwood was pronounced dead at the scene. He lived about half a mile away, in the 6800 block of South Bishop Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

No one was in custody.

Minutes earlier, Aaron Jackson, 25, was killed in a shooting in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

He was standing in the 1500 block of South Komensky Avenue at about 9:50 p.m. when someone in a dark-colored minivan shot at him. Jackson was shot in the abdomen, police said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:28 p.m.

He also lived not far from where he was shot, in the 1300 block of South Lawndale Avenue, less than a mile away.

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