1 killed, 2 wounded in Lawndale shooting: police

Three people were shot, one of them fatally, Tuesday in the second deadly attack of the afternoon in Lawndale on the West Side.

The victims were in a vehicle about 2:25 p.m. in the 600 block of South Kostner Avenue when someone fired shots, striking the three of them, Chicago police said.

A male was struck in the body and taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as 24-year-old Yarnell Hicks, who lived in the neighborhood.

A 22-year-old man who was struck in the hand and ear was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. A 52-year-old woman who was struck in the neck was in serious condition at the same hospital.

Hours earlier, a man was killed and a woman wounded in a shooting in the same neighborhood.

No arrests have been made in either shooting. Area Four detectives are investigating.