Lance A. Jefferson | Homicide Watch Chicago news about Lance A. Jeffersonen-usMon, 27 Feb 2017 12:50:58 -0600Homicides 100 and 101: Lance Jefferson and Samuel Head killed when gunmen open fire into party crowd in Woodlawn<p><iframe src="" width="100%" height="350" frameborder=0></iframe></p> <p>It was just about 1 a.m. Saturday when two people in hooded sweatshirts opened fire into a crowd of revelers at a party in the South Side Woodlawn neghborhood, leaving <a href="">Lance A. Jefferson</a> and <a href="">Samuel D. Head</a> dead, and a woman wounded.<br /> <img src="" alt="Police investigate after a double homicide at a party in Woodlawn early Saturday. | Network Video Productions" width="300" height="160" class="size-medium wp-image-24529" srcset=" 300w, 500w, 670w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Police investigate after a double homicide at a party in Woodlawn early Saturday. | Network Video Productions</p><br /> The fatal shootings pushed the homicide total in the city over 100 in less than two months.</p> <p>Just before 1 a.m., the suspects, both wearing hoodies, fired shots into a crowd at a party in the 6500 block of South Drexel. The 20-year-old Jefferson was struck in the face and torso; the 37-year-old Head in the chest, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.</p> <p>Jefferson, of the Washington Park neighborhood; and Head, who lived on the same block as the shooting, died at the scene, authorities said.</p> <p>A 29-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the thigh, and was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. No one was in custody for the shooting as of early Monday.</p> <p>The men were at least the 100th and 101st homicide victims in Chicago during the first 56 days of 2017, according to Chicago Sun-Times data. Last year, it was only one day earlier when the city topped 100 homicides.</p> Jeff MayesMon, 27 Feb 2017 12:50:58 -0600 D. HeadLance A. Jefferson