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West Side shootings leave 1 dead, 2 hurt

A 22-year-old man was shot to death in the Little Village neighborhood Wednesday evening, and a separate shooting in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood left two teenagers injured.

Police were called to the 3200 block of West 23rd Street about 7:25 p.m. and found the man, lying on the street, with gunshot wounds to the chest and head, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

The man was identified as Geo Martinez of the 2200 block of South Spaulding Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

A witness saw Martinez standing outside the witness's residence not long before the witness heard gunshots, then looked outside and saw him lying on the ground, police said.

Martinez was convicted of stealing a police camera in the 3500 block of West 24th Street in March of 2011, according to court records.

The theft happened on Nov. 8, 2010 and police caught Martinez after video surveillance recorded him in the act, said police. He was sentenced to three years and was given credit for time served in the Cook County Jail, said court records.

About 9:20 p.m., a drive-by shooting in the 2300 block of West Cullerton Street left two teenagers injured, police said.

Shots fired from a passing vehicle struck a 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man, Alfaro said.

The boy was struck in the chest and abdomen and listed in critical condition at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The man was struck in the elbow and listed in good condition at Stroger.

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