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2 Killed, 2 Wounded In South Chicago Mass Shooting: ‘We’ve Seen Way Too Much Of This’

The victims, ages 18 to 20, worked with a pastor at a nearby church for years. One had just graduated high school, and his family planned to move out of the city.

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SOUTH CHICAGO — Two men were killed and two others wounded in a mass shooting Sunday in South Chicago, police said. 

About 6:45 p.m., the men were standing on the front porch of a home in the 8600 block of South Kingston Avenue when at least two people fired shots at them, Deputy Chief Larry Snelling said at a news conference. The men, ages 18-20, had multiple gunshot wounds.

The gunmen attacked on foot and ran away afterward, Snelling said. Officers found shell casings for multiple guns, including a rifle, he said.

Jason Mundo, 18, was pronounced dead at University of Chicago Medical Center, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A 20-year-old man, whose identity has not yet been released, was shot in his buttocks and stomach, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Another 20-year-old man was shot in his abdomen and taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition, police said. An 18-year-old man was shot in his forearm and thigh and taken to an unknown hospital in fair condition, police said. 

No one is in custody, and detectives are investigating, police said. Snelling asked anyone with information to submit tips online.

“The detectives are on top of it, and they are canvassing the area for more evidence,” Snelling said. “Please, anybody who can come forward and give us any information, it would be helpful.”

Tom Kennington, a pastor at the South Chicago Christian Center on the block where the shooting occurred, said Monday the two survivors are brothers. They have been released from the hospital and are recuperating, Kennington said.

All four men worked for Kennington at the church’s thrift store, sorting, packing and delivering clothes and food for the community, Kennington said. The two brothers who survived have worked with Kennington for much of the past decade, he said.

“I knew them all very well,” Kennington said. “The hard part for me is that they’re kids who I worked with for years. It’s terrible.” 

Kennington spent Monday with the families of the victims. Mundo graduated from Epic Academy on 83rd Street in June, and his family was planning to move to Peoria in two weeks, Kennington said. 

“Both families are just devastated,” he said. “They were pretty devastated that they didn’t move in time.”

Kennington said the weekend has been rough, particularly because a different person fatally shot Friday in the 8300 block of South Colfax also worked for him. 

“We’ve seen way too much of this,” Kennington said. 

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