By Adam Sege and Carlos Sadovi
6:52 AM CDT, May 14, 2013
A 19-year-old man in a restaurant and a 27-year-old man walking down the sidewalk were killed late Monday in separate shootings on the South Side, authorities said.
In the Grand Crossing neighborhood, a man died after being shot at a Harold's Chicken Shack about 6:15 p.m., officials said.
Shots rang out from outside the restaurant, which is located in the 400 block of East 79th Street, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
A 19-year-old man inside the restaurant was struck multiple times and taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, officials said.
The man was pronounced dead at the hospital at 7:02 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The medical examiner's office identified him as Brandon Byars, of the 7800 block of South Eberhart Avenue.
About 10:15 p.m., someone shot a 27-year-old man multiple times as he walked down the sidewalk with a female friend in the Princeton Park neighborhood, authorities said.
Deandre Calahan, of the 8600 block of South Kimbark Avenue, died on the scene, according to the medical examiner's office.
Following the shooting, Calahan's body lay covered by a sheet in the grass between a pair of brick row houses in the 200 block of West 93rd Street.
About two dozen people, many of them relatives, watched from behind yellow police tape as detectives used flashlights to search for evidence.
At one point, a young man in a white T-shirt and jeans arrived and walked briskly to the police tape.
"Where my brother at?" he asked. Wordlessly, a man pointed across the street, where Calahan's body lay. "Somebody killed my [expletive] brother," the first man said.
Calahan had recently started a new job as a telemarketer, said his uncle, Tony Holmes, who rushed to the scene after hearing the news.
"He was trying to get his life together," said Holmes, 43. The two had been spending a lot of time together, with Calahan helping his uncle with a move into a new home.
While he sometimes ran with a rough crowd, Calahan was working to provide for his children, Holmes said.
Looking back toward the police tape, where a crowd watched police examine the now-uncovered body, Holmes gestured toward a toddler in a red hooded sweatshirt. It was Calahan's son, Holmes said.
In a separate shooting, a 35-year-old man was shot in the upper back about midnight in the 4200 block of West 16th Street, police said. A relative drove the man to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
The shooting happened the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.
About 9 p.m., a gunman fired shots at a group of people standing in the 1100 block of West 111th Place in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. A 20-year-old man was struck in the lower back and taken to Stroger hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
Jeremy Gorner contributed.
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