2 slain in separate shootings

By Jeremy Gorner
Tribune staff reporter
Published May 9, 2007, 6:42 AM CDT

Two men were fatally shot several hours apart on the Southeast and Near West Sides, Chicago police said.

At about midnight Tuesday, 26-year-old Tommy Lane was gunned down while standing on a sidewalk in the 1900 block of West Washington Boulevard.

Shot in the shoulder, Lane, of the 2200 block of West Monroe Street, was taken to Stroger Hospital of County, where he was pronounced dead at 1:24 a.m. this morning, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Police said the motive for the slaying is unknown.

About nine hours earlier, an alleged gang member was shot and killed outside his home in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side, police said. Two males got out of a vehicle and approached Cingue Mingo in the 2100 block of East 68th Street, before at least one of them pulled a gun and shot Mingo multiple times.

Mingo, 22, was pronounced dead shortly after 4 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, the medical examiner's office said.

Police said Mingo was a member of the Four Corner Hustler street gang, but it's unclear if the shooting was gang-related.

Also on Tuesday night, two teenagers were wounded, one of them critically, in an apparent drive-by shooting in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.

Shortly before midnight, the teenaged boys, ages 16 and 17, were sitting in a vehicle in the 8100 block of South Morgan Street when another vehicle pulled alongside, according to police. At least one occupant from that other vehicle opened fire on the teens.

The wounded teens then drove themselves to the Englewood District police station, 6120 S. Racine Ave., police said.

The 17-year-old was in critical condition at Christ Hospital, according to Gresham District Lt. John Brundage. The 16-year-old was in stable condition at Holy Cross Hospital, he said. Further details of the shooting were not available.

No one was in custody in connection with any of the shootings.