Shootings on South, West sides leave 3 dead

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

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 South Austin neighborhood. The 18-year-old is in stable condition 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. Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Kevin Kirkman and said he was shot at his home.

The 29-year-old killed was shot and killed about 1:50 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 Cook County medical examiner’s office would not release his name early Saturday morning.

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

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

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