From the Chicago Tribune:
Davon Barrett gathered at a home in West Englewood on Sunday to celebrate and remember. A friend had just gotten out of jail, and it was the birthday of his younger brother — who was slain seven years ago, according to family and police.More...
As he sat on the porch in the 2000 block of West 68th Place, someone fired shots from a vacant lot east of Damen Avenue shortly after 11 p.m., police said.
Barrett, 38, was hit in the head and died at the scene. Another man, 26, was hit in the chest and killed. Three others were wounded and taken to hospitals, where they were stabilized, according to police.
Barrett was the third brother in his family to be shot. Earlier in the weekend, Barrett's other brother Cadavius, 36, was shot and seriously wounded. In 2009, Barrett's brother Martel was killed at 17.The Trib goes onto explain that some people in the group that was fired upon may have had ties to a faction of the Gangster Disciples street gang. The "GDs" are the predominant criminal element on Chicago's South Side. And of course that means they are quite horrible. The co-founder of the thugs, Larry Hoover, is serving a life sentence at the supermax facility in Florence, Colorado.