26-year-old Juwan Kemp shot to death while driving in Austin

Juwan Kemp was shot to death late Tuesday while driving in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

The 26-year-old Kemp was driving north at 11:27 p.m. in the 100 block of North Central, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Someone in a black SUV opened fire, striking him several times.

Kemp was shot in the head and body, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:42 p.m., authorities said.

He lived in the 10500 block of South Peoria in the Far South Side Washington Heights neighborhood.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Man fatally shot in Lawndale identified as Everick Lamont Dukes of Elgin

A northwest suburban man who was killed in a shooting that left another man wounded Saturday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side has been identified as Everick Lamont Dukes.

At 8:05 a.m., the men were standing in the street in the 1100 block of South Francisco when someone got out of a black car and fired multiple shots, according to Chicago Police. The shooter then got back into the vehicle and drove north on Francisco.

Dukes, 27, was shot in the head and chest, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:34 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 300 block of Watch Court in Elgin.

A 39-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the back, and was also taken to Mount Sinai, where he was listed in good condition, police said.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Man found fatally shot on East Garfield Park sidewalk identified as Timothy Wade, who lived on the same block

A man who was fatally shot Sunday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side has been identified as 26-year-old Timothy Wade.

At 5:30 a.m., officers responded to a call of a person down and found Wade unresponsive on the sidewalk in the 2600 block of West Van Buren, according to Chicago Police.

Wade, who lived on the same block, was shot in the head, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:50 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Octavius Hudson shot to death during argument early Sunday in Lawndale

Octavius Hudson was fatally shot during an argument early Sunday in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood.

The 34-year-old Hudson was arguing with someone who pulled a gun and fired at him in the 4700 block of West Polk at 1:13 a.m., according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Hudson suffered a gunshot wound to his chest, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2 a.m., authorities said. He lived in the 300 block of North Lockwood.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Diamond Woods shot to death during argument in Austin, just 10 days after his 21st birthday

A young man who died Friday afternoon after being shot in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side has been identified as Diamond Woods, who passed away just 10 days after his 21st birthday.

Woods was outside when he got into an argument with someone about 4 p.m. in the 600 block of North Central, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Someone then started shooting, striking the victim several times.

Woods was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was pronounced dead at 4:18 p.m., authorities said. An autopsy showed he died of multiple gunshot wounds. He lived in the 7400 block of South Phillips.

A GoFUndMe page has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses.

Diamond had just made 21 years old” and was a “family man” who full of “joy and laughter” and whose smile would brighten up a room, the page said.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Man shot to death in Little Village drive-by identified as 34-year-old Ramon Valdez

A man who was killed in a shooting Thursday night that left a second man wounded in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side has been identified as 34-year-old Ramon Valdez.

Valdez and a 36-year-old man were standing on the sidewalk at 9:23 p.m. in the 2700 block of South Homan when a black SUV approached and someone inside fired shots, Chicago Police said.

Valdez was shot in the chest and back, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:31 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 3300 block of West 64th Place in Chicago Lawn.

The older man was struck in the leg and was also taken to Mount Sinai, where he was listed in good condition.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Marlon Pollard of Evanston killed in drive-by shooting in Ukrainian Village

Marlon Pollard of north suburban Evanston man was shot to death early Monday in a drive-by in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood.

The 36-year-old Pollard was standing outside about 1:10 a.m. in the 2200 block of West Chicago Avenue, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Someone in a black SUV nearby opened fire, striking him in the abdomen, face and left leg, according to police.

Pollard was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died less than an hour later at 2:05 a.m., authorities said. He lived in the 1400 block of Darrow Avenue in Evanston.

A GoFundMe page has been set up by the family to help return Pollard for burial in his native Belize.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Allante Elmore fatally shot on his porch in drive-by attack in South Austin

Allante Elmore man was fatally shot Monday afternoon on his porch in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

About 11:30 a.m., the 24-year-old Elmore was on the porch of his home in the 4800 block of West Hubbard when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, striking him multiple times, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Elmore was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died an hour later at 12:30 p.m., authorities said.

No one was in custody for the shooting as of early Tuesday.

—Chicago Sun-Ties Wire

Christopher Johnson Jr. dies two days after being wounded in South Austin drive-by

Eighteen-year-old Christopher Johnson Jr. was was injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday afternoon in the South Austin, and died two days later.

A dark-colored car pulled up to Johnson about 5 p.m. in the 400 block of South Central Avenue, and someone inside shot him twice in the abdomen, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Johnson was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 1:35 p.m. Monday, authorities said. He lived in the 7300 block of South Michigan.

No one was in custody for the attack as of early Tuesday as Area North detectives investigate.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Juan Vasquez dies 11 days after being shot in the head while driving in Gage Park on New Year’s Eve

After being shot in the head on New Year’s Eve while in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, Juan A. Vasquez died of his injuries 11 days later.

Vasquez, 35, was driving in the 5600 block of South Albany about 3 a.m. Dec. 31, 2016, when at least one person opened fire and he was hit, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Vasquez managed to keep driving for about six more blocks before his vehicle stalled near his home in the 3100 block of West 53rd Street, authorities said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 11. An autopsy Monday ruled his death a homicide.

No one was in custody for the killing as of Tuesday as Area Central detectives continued to investigate.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire