Eight parked police cars and two dead men — the victims of Chicago’s first double homicide of 2013 — ringed the outside of Kevin’s Hamburger Heaven in Bridgeport early Saturday morning.
The two bodies – one facing north, the other south – obstructed one end of a glass entryway on the outside of the 24-hour diner at Pershing Road and Wallace Street. Police used the other end.
Someone here opened fire about 4 a.m. and killed a man and his roommate, according to police and one of the dead men’s relatives. They are the 35th and 36th homicides of the year in the city.
One of the victims was identified Sunday by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Allen Smiley, 41, of the 8100 block of S. Burnham Avenue, in Chicago. The other victim was later identified as Peter Joseph, 34, also of the 8100 block of South Burnham, according to the office.