Curtis Porter, 51, killed in Lawndale shooting

Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Author/Byline: Sun-Times Media

Curtis Porter, 51, was killed in a drug-related shooting in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood on the morning of January 15, 2013, police said.

Porter was in the 1300 block of South Christiana Avenue about 9:30 a.m. when a passenger got out of a black SUV and shot him, police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss said.

He was shot in the chest and abdomen and initially hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

Porter, of the 600 block of South Wabash Avenue, was pronounced dead at Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Centers at 1:27 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The shooter fled in the SUV, which was driven by another male suspect, police said. Authorities think the shooting may be narcotics-related, but did not elaborate.

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