Gunman kills 2 following party in Avondale

Two men were fatally shot after attending a party in Avondale early Saturday. The gunman remains at large.

Police who responded to calls of shots fired found a 28-year-old man lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds in the 2700 block of West Belmont at 12:05 a.m., police said. He was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with shots to his back, neck, and chest.

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The second victim, 26, suffered one gunshot wound to his left arm that passed into his armpit. He was also pronounced at Masonic, police said.

Police were searching for the gunman, who is described as a Black male wearing a green hoodie.

Both victims were arrested three times as adults for illegal gun possession in Chicago, according to CPD records. In 2017, prosecutors said the older victim shot a 28-year-old man during an argument. One of the bullets he allegedly fired flew into a CTA bus and struck a 14-year-old boy in the jaw, prosecutors said. The outcome of the court case was not immediately available.

Area Five detectives are investigating Saturday’s shooting.

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