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Thursday, May 10, 2012

2 shot, 2 dead, in Back of the Yards neighborhood UPDATED

Two men were shot, one shot dead, in an apparent drive-by attack in the Back of the Yards neighborhood this afternoon.
The 19-year-old and 20-year-old men were on the 5300 block of South Hoyne Avenue a little before 5 p.m. when they were shot in an apparent drive-by attack.
The 19-year-old man was shot in the head and was dead at the scene, while the 20-year-old was wounded in the chest and taken in critical condition to Mt. Sinai Hospital

The Chicago Fire Department confirmed they took one victim from the scene at 4:50 p.m. to Mt. Sinai, where he later died. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified him as Lamont Matticx, of the 2100 block of West 54th Place. He died at 5:40 p.m.
The other victim was not transported. He was identified as William Herron-Junius, of the 6900 block of South Lowe Avenue

Bond was set at $3 million for a Chicago man charged with first-degree murder in the drive-by shooting of two 20-year-olds in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Anthony Johnson, 26, a self-proclaimed gang member, allegedly drove his Chevy Tahoe to the 5300 block of South Hoyne Avenue at 4:47 p.m. May 10 and leaned back in his seat to give his passenger a clearer shot, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Ericka Graunke said.
Using a semi-automatic handgun, the passenger fired several shots at the two men who were sitting on the front porch of a home. Each was hit once in the chest.
One of the men died at the scene. The other made a “dying declaration” to police by naming the shooter, Graunke said Sunday in bond court. The second victim died a day after the incident. The alleged gunman has not been arrested.
Within hours of the shooting, Johnson was arrested at his home in the 5500 block of South Damen Avenue — less than a half-mile from the murder — after his vehicle was identified by witnesses and its registration led investigators to his address

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