CHICAGO — Two men were shot and killed Monday afternoon inside Humboldt Park.
At around 3:05 p.m., police responded to the 1300 block of East Luis Munoz Drive, which is located inside the park next to the tennis courts, on the report of a shooting.
A 34-year-old man, later identified as Devel Jones, and a 35-year-old man, later identified as Antwon Gee, were approached by two male suspects who then fired shots at them. Jones was shot in the head and chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gee was shot in the chest and died at the scene. A suspect was taken into custody and charges are pending.
The park was full of families at the time – many say they jumped down on the ground to escape the gunfire.
Alyssa Jedrysek was working from home outside, across from California Avenue. She said what she heard wasn’t only in the distance.
I’m just grabbing my laptop trying to run inside because as I heard the last pop,” she said. “A tree branch fell down and then there was a second ping on our metal fence and that’s when I ran inside.”
The double shooting followed a triple shooting, which critically injured a teen boy, a few hours earlier in the 3900 block of West Thomas.
Over the weekend, six people were killed and 24 were shot.