40-year-old Lavondell ‘Slim’ Noble killed, three other men wounded in drive-by shooting in Avalon Park

Lavondell C. Noble was killed and three other men were wounded in a shooting Sunday morning in the South Side Avalon Park neighborhood, a shooting about which the victims gave differing accounts, police said.

The men were shot about 5:15 a.m. in the 1500 block of East 82nd Street, according to Chicago Police.

The 40-year-old Noble suffered gunshot wounds to the neck and right hand; and a 23-year-old man was shot in the face, police and Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Both showed up at South Shore Hospital, where they reported being shot at 5:45 a.m. in the 7900 block of South Phillips.

They were later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where Noble, a South Shore neighborhood resident known as “Slim,” died at 8:03 a.m, the medical examiner’s office said. The 23-year-old’s condition was not immediately known.

The other men gave a differing account of what happened, but police said the violence was connected, police said.

A 31-year-old man told investigators he was walking on the sidewalk in the 1500 block of East 82nd Street when someone in a white sedan opened fire, striking him in the groin and back, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.

A 34-year-old man was shot in the left forearm and was taken to Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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