Second man charged with 2015 slayings of Kwamaine Lovette and Kortney Blakes in Horan Park

Ricky Dortch | Chicago Police

Ricky Dortch | Chicago Police

A second man has been charged with killing Kwamaine Lovette and Kortney Blakes, and wounding two others, in a shooting at a West Side park last summer.

Ricky Dortch, 29, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery with discharge of a firearm, all felonies, according to Chicago Police.

Another man, 19-year-old Frank Robinson of Forest Park, was also charged with the murders last month.

The shooting happened at Horan Park in the 3000 block of West Van Buren at 10:36 a.m. Aug. 26, 2015, police said.

Blakes, 23, was shot in the head, and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 2:07 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. Blakes lived in the 3200 block of West Polk.

Kwamaine Lovette | Facebook

Kwamaine Lovette | Facebook

Lovette, 22, was shot in the chest, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 11:37 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Lovette lived in the 2900 block of West Wilcox.

Another 23-year-old man was shot in the upper left shoulder; and a 22-year-old man was shot in the right leg, police said. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

Robinson was recognized by witnesses who saw him out of his car before opening fire, Cook County prosecutors alleged at his bond hearing last month.

Frank Robinson | Chicago Police

Frank Robinson | Chicago Police

Prosecutors said the shooting stemmed from a gang feud.

Dortch, of the 2900 block of West Harrison, appeared in court Saturday, where Judge Laura Marie Sullivan set bond at $1 million, according to Cook County Circuit Court records. He is due in court again Tuesday.

Robinson is being held without bond, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. His next court date is scheduled for Sept. 20.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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