WEEK IN REVIEW: Four shot dead throughout Chicago

Homicide Watch Chicago Editor

Four men were shot to death throughout Chicago last week.

Two of the men were killed over the weekend, when at least eight other people were wounded by gunfire.

The most recent killing happened when office found 26-year-old Swan Lockhart shot in the 2000 block of West 69th Place in the West Englewood neighborhood about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Lockhart, of the 7100 block of South Honore Street, died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn about an hour later, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

On Saturday, 28-year-old Demarcus Adams was shot multiple times in the 4600 block of North Malden Street in the Uptown neighborhood about 5:05 p.m., authorities said.

Adams, of the 4400 block of North Racine Avenue, died at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.

On Friday, police found 25-year-old Malcolm Thompkins shot in the 5600 block of South Green Street in the Englewood neighborhood about 5:45 p.m., authorities said.

Tompkins, of the 5600 block of South Peoria Street, was declared dead less than an hour later at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The killing started when 30-year-old Julio Ramos was shot in the head while sitting in an SUV parked in the 2000 block of West Fullerton Avenue in the Bucktown neighborhood about 11:40 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.

Ramos, of the 4000 block of West Oakdale Avenue, died at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 3:17 a.m. Friday, authorities said.

Overall, the medical examiner’s office has ruled at least 45 Chicago deaths in 2015 a homicide.

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