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2 teens found fatally shot in South Side basement apartment

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April 19, 2014 4:01:27 PM PDT
It was a violent start to the weekend in Chicago. Five people were gunned down, including two teenagers found shot to death in a basement apartment in the South Chicago neighborhood.

Since Friday night, 12 people have been wounded and five people killed in shootings all across Chicago. Three of those shootings were on the West and Near West Sides. The two teenagers were killed in the 8200 block of South Houston.

A family was left in shock as weekend violence erupted in their South Chicago neighborhood, claiming the life of 16-year-old Jordan Means and another teen.

"I'm really ready to leave Chicago and go south or something. Enough is enough," said Octavia Fuller, family friend.

The gruesome discovery was made around 10:30 Saturday morning inside a basement apartment near 82nd and Houston after witnesses told police they heard shots ring out. Officers arrived to find the Bowen High School student and another teen shot and killed.

"That's my little brother, that's my heart, that's my everything," said Megan Willis, victim's sister.

Hours earlier, another person was killed in the1600 block of West Hubbard Street.

Nicholas Ramirez, 19, was killed about 2:30 a.m. Saturday as he was being chased by a group of men in another car. The Chicago man died after the vehicle he was driving careened into at least one other vehicle before crashing into a concrete median.

Investigators say at least one suspect then fired into the crashed vehicle before driving away.

Since the weekend's first shooting Friday evening, five people have been killed and at least 12 others have been wounded in shootings across the city, leaving some concerned about the possibility of another violent summer.

"These young guys and young ladies, they don't have an outlet," said Charles Hudson, Chicago resident.


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