Gunman kills 2 brothers in Ravenswood; 15-year-old also shot in nearby Lakeview

Chicago — Two brothers were shot and killed in Ravenswood on Wednesday evening and a 15-year-old boy was also shot in nearby Lakeview around the same time, according to Chicago police. No arrests have been made.

The brothers, Benjamin O’Neal, 20, and Johnathan O’Neal, 17, were in the alley behind their home in the 4800 block of North Ashland when someone shot at them from inside a light-colored sedan around 10 p.m., officials said.

Witnesses said the gunman’s car sped south in the alley after the shooting.

Both victims suffered gunshot wounds throughout their bodies. Both were pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

While police were handling the investigation at the hospital, a 15-year-old boy arrived in a relative’s car to be treated for a gunshot wound on his back.

The victim reported that someone shot at him from a car as he walked in the 4300 block of North Ashland around 9:40 p.m., according to CPD.

However, no calls of shots fired were received in that area, and investigators could not find any evidence of a shooting.

CPD said the boy is in good condition with a graze wound to his back.

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