The kidnapping and shooting of the two young men found naked and dead near railroad tracks in the Princeton Park neighborhood on the South Side on Monday morning was likely gang-related, police said.Dante Coleman, 17, of East 55th (Garfield Boulevard) and South State streets, and Ibitoye Olayinka, also 17, who lived near West 69th and South Western Avenue were kidnapped about 11:15 p.m. Sunday from East 51st and South Prairie Avenue, police said.
Both were members of the same gang and the incident is believed to be gang-related, although potential witnesses are not cooperating with police, Calumet Area detectives said.
Both were found shot to death, naked and lying face down, about 8:50 a.m. Monday near the tracks in the 9000 block of South Holland Road.
They were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. Autopsies conducted Tuesday found both died from multiple gunshot wounds and their deaths were ruled homicides, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
The night before the bodies were found, police began investigating about 11 p.m. after multiple reports of shots fired, and a person shot near the intersection of East 51st and South Prairie. Witnesses reported that they saw someone put a person into the trunk of a car.
Jun 24, 2010
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