Justin Blanks, Joseph Wayne Luttinen killed in North Lawndale shooting

Two men were killed and a woman was wounded when gunfire erupted in the North Lawndale neighborhood Friday afternoon.

Justin M. Blanks and Joseph Wayne Luttinen were in the 4200 block of West Grenshaw Street when a gunman walked up and opened fire about 5 p.m. Friday, authorities said.

Blanks, 30, of Hebron, Ind., was shot in the head and emergency personnel found him dead on the ground, authorities said.

Luttinen, 29, of Hobart, Ind., was found in the driver’s seat of a bullet-riddled pickup truck, authorities said. He was declared dead at Mount Sinai Hospital less than an hour later, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A 54-year-old woman also on the block was shot in the left leg and taken to Saint Anthony Hospital for treatment, police said.

Nobody has been charged for the killings.

Area North detectives are investigating.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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