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Man Shot Near Obama's Kenwood Home Among 3 Dead In Chicago Shootings Since Monday

By Kate Shepherd in News on Aug 26, 2015 5:36PM

A 25-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday evening in Kenwood, blocks from President Barack Obama's home.

Reginald Sanson was sitting in a car around 6 p.m. in the 5000 block of South Dorchester when another vehicle approached and a person inside fired shots at Sanson, the Tribune reported. Sanson was able to drive to the 1300 block of East 50th Street before his car came to a stop.

He was pronounced dead at the scene around 6:20 p.m. People in the area said they heard four or five gunshots, according to the Sun-Times. The killing was likely gang-related, police on the scene said.

The shooting was one of many across the Chicago area since Monday. On Monday evening 24-year-old Hughvon Polk was shot and killed while driving in Humboldt Park, according to the Sun-Times. Marshaun Black, 28, was killed in a drive-by shooting around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 10700 block of South Wentworth in the Roseland neighborhood, according to the Tribune.

Several people were also wounded in shootings in West Elsdon, Brighton Park, West Englewood, Gresham, Woodlawn, Austin, Little Village, North Lawndale and Back of the Yards, according to reports.