FORD HEIGHTS — Two men were found shot to death Sunday night, the third and fourth men to die from gunshot wounds within mere blocks of each other in a three-day span.
The Cook County Sheriff’s Office said the incidents remain under investigation and it is unclear whether or not Sunday’s shooting and two separate shootings Friday are connected in any way. All three shootings occurred in the same six-block area in the small south-suburban village near U.S. 30 and Illinois 394.
Sunday night, sheriff’s police were called to the 1000 block of Lexington Circle where they encountered a 29-year-old man with a graze wound to his head. The man had apparently been shot nearby in the 1400 block of Embassy Lane, and when officers went to an address there they found a 37-year-old man and 41-year-old man dead from multiple gunshot wounds.
The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified the 37-year-old as Lester B. Jackson Jr. The second man killed Sunday has not been identified. The man with a graze wound to his head was transported to the hospital in good condition.
Friday night, another man died in the 1400 block of Embassy Lane, according to police. Nathaniel Barnes, 30, was found in a driveway there with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. Barnes died at a Dyer hospital early Saturday morning.
Police were alerted to Barnes’ shooting while they were investigating still another shooting, this one in the 1400 block of Senator Lane. That’s where 28-year-old Darjuan Greenwood was found with gunshot wounds to his head and chest. Greenwood was also transported to Franciscan Health Dyer, where he was pronounced dead just after midnight.
Anyone with information on any of the shootings is asked to contact the sheriff’s police at 708-865-4896.