2 killed in Washington Park gas station shooting identified

Chicago police are looking for the person who sprayed bullets into a South Side gas station early Friday morning. Four men were shot. Two of them were killed. (WLS)

Four men were shot early Friday at a Washington Park neighborhood gas station on the South Side, leaving two of them dead.

Officers found the victims just before 2 a.m. in the foyer of the station in the 100 block of East 51st Street. Witnesses said a gray four-door Chevrolet pulled up and opened fire on the men before taking off north on Indiana Avenue.

One man was shot repeatedly, and another man suffered gunshot wounds to the torso and both legs, police said.

Jawon C. Carter and Lavelle Cox, both 24, died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Carter, of the Woodlawn neighborhood, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:55 a.m., authorities said. Cox, of the Grand Boulevard neighborhood, was dead at the scene.

A 25-year-old man was shot in both legs and grazed across the head. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger, along with a 64-year-old man who was stabilized with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.

No one was in custody as Area Central detectives investigated.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2017.)
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