Central Avenue homicide

A boy was shot in the gangway here before midnight on May 24. (Peter Nickeas / Chicago Tribune / May 25, 2013)

A 17-year-old boy and 22-year-old man were killed within hours of each other in separate West Side attacks Friday night, and a 29-year-old man was killed on the South Side, officials said. 

The youngest of the three killed was with an 18-year-old friend; both were shot about 11:30 p.m. in the 400 block of North Central Avenue in the Austin neighborhood. The 18-year-old's condition has been stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. The younger boy died at the scene.

The 22-year-old was shot three times in the head and twice in the body in the 1100 block of North Lawndale Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood about 12:10 a.m., police said. He was pronounced dead a short time later. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified him as Tevin Kirkman and said he was shot at his home.

The 29-year-old killed was shot and killed about 1:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of East 52nd Street in the Hyde Park neighborhood after buzzing two people into his apartment, police said. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and back and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was identified as Gregory Dixon, of the building where he was shot, and he was declared dead at 1:48 a.m. on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Dixon was free on bond after having been arrested on Sunday on misdemeanor marijuana and resisting arrest charges. He was released Wednesday, after someone posted his $500 bond, according to court records.

The three killings were among nine shooting incidents from Friday afternoon into Saturday morning that also left nine other people injured.

A 17-year-old girl was also shot Friday night, about 8:45 p.m. in the 7600 block of South Rhodes Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. She was treated for a gunshot wound to her thigh at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and released Saturday morning. She was not the intended target, police said but had been walking with young men who may have been.

Three other men were shot in the 400 block of North Sacramento Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side about 1:50 a.m., police said. The three were walking on Sacramento when they heard gunshots and felt pain, police said; they told police they saw a red van fleeing the area and police believe it may have been a drive-by shooting.

An 18-year-old was shot in the buttocks and a 21-year-old was shot in the buttocks and thigh, police said. Both were taken to Stroger hospital, where their conditions had stabilized. A 21-year-old suffered a graze wound to the arm and refused transport to a hospital.

An 18-year-old was shot in the 7200 block of South Prairie Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side about 11:15 p.m. Police said the bullet grazed his leg and he declined medical treatment at the scene.

Two others were shot on the West Side on Friday: a 21-year-old man shot in the toe near Homan Avenue and Ohio Street in East Garfield Park about 1:40 p.m. and a 27-year-old man in the 1100 block of North Spaulding Avenue in Humboldt Park about 7:40 p.m. Each of the two men shot drove themselves to Norwegian-American Hospital and their wounds were not serious. Police said the 21-year-old had been shot in the same foot about a year ago, and the 27-year-old was shot in the arm but was not cooperating with investigators.

Another person was found with a gunshot wound in the 2300 block of North Ridgeway Avenue of the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side about 2:55 a.m., police said. The 24-year-old was driving when someone shot at his car, hitting him in the face. He flipped his car and damaged several others as he tried to flee the scene, police said. His condition had been stabilized at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

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