Larry Purnell ran toward the gunfire, apparently to help, and was killed in a triple shooting in West Pullman

Chicago police asked for the public’s help Monday after a weekend shooting killed two people and wounded a third in West Pullman.

The shooting occurred around 2:45 p.m. Saturday when a car pulled up in the 11600 block of South Lowe Avenue and someone opened fire at two men on a porch, Chicago police said.

A third man who was cutting a back lawn went to the front after hearing the gunfire and was shot too, according to Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan.

One of the men on the porch, Brandon Slater, 26, was struck multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The other man on the porch, 27, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition, police said.

The man who was cutting grass, Larry Purnell, 64, was shot in the chest and taken to the same hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Purnell was not an intended target, Deenihan said.

No one was in custody and Deenihan indicated there is no video of the shooting.

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