Teen shot dead and two others wounded in neighborhood shooting

Posted on April 30, 2009. Filed under: dispute - acquaintance, Illinois |

Chicago, IL -Two men were being held without bail Saturday on charges they fatally shot a teen and wounded two others in what authorities said was a gang-related slaying last week in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood.

Cortez Powell, 25, of the 700 block of North Lockwood Avenue and Brian Ward, 22, of the 9500 block of Maple Drive in Rosemont each face one count of first-degree murder and other gun-related charges in the death of 16-year-old Damier Love.

Cook County Assistant State’s Atty. Emily Stevens said Love and two men, age 45 and 53, were in front of a liquor store in the 5300 block of West Chicago Avenue around 12:45 a.m. Thursday when three men approached and started shooting.

Love, of the 4800 block of West Hubbard Street, died at the scene. The Marshall High School enrollee was the 34th Chicago Public Schools student killed this year. More on Chicago Tribune

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