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Gunshot wounds claim man shot last week on West Side

A 30-year-old man died early this morning after being shot multiple times one week ago in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, the second member of his family to die from gunshot wounds over the last several months, police said.

Alphonso Love, 30, was pronounced dead at 12:22 a.m. Saturday at Mount Sinai Hospital after having been shot a week earlier on Sept. 21, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office and police.

Love was getting out of a car about 1:25 a.m. when the shooter approached and opened fire in the 1200 block of South Kedvale Avenue. He suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen, left arm, and right leg and was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition, according to the medical examiner's office and police.

An autopsy for Love, of the 3100 block of West Polk Street, also in the Lawndale community, is slated for today.

Police said Love's two sisters were shot at 11:25 May 17 outside a family prom party in the 1200 block of South Kolin Avenue; one of those sisters died. A third person, a 38-year-old man, was also wounded during the May shooting.

The May shooting occurred just blocks from the place where Alphonso Love was shot last weekend.

Quintana Love, 27, of the 1300 block of South Tripp Avenue, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 12:10 p.m. May 25, according to the medical examiner's office.

Police said at the time that Quintana Love had been shot in the neck, apparently with either an AK-47-style gun or one of two Tec-9 machine pistols police found discarded half a block away.

Her sister, a 38-year-old woman, lost a piece of her arm, and the 38-year-old man was shot in the back.

The three victims' cousin, Kim Davis, 36, wasn't hit during the attack after initially taking refuge under a white SUV. "I don't know what happened," she said at the time. "Who would shoot up a family?"

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