1 dead, 1 injured after Lawndale shooting

A man was killed and a woman was seriously injured late Sunday after gunmen opened fire on the two while they sat in a parked car in the Lawndale neighborhood.

Authorities said 35-year-old Ernest J. Carter and the woman were sitting in a car in the 4000 block of West Cullerton Street when the two male shooters walked up and opened fire on the two from behind about 11 p.m.

Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to the back. Carter, of the 4000 block of West 21st Street, died at the hospital, authorities said. The woman, 37, was in serious condition, said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

Carter was pronounced dead at the hospital at 11:45 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

No one was in custody as Area Central detectives investigated.

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