Gunmen kill 2, injure 3 in ‘targeted burglary’ in South Shore


Two people were killed and three seriously injured when gunmen opened fire on a South Shore apartment Monday afternoon.

Chicago police and fire officials said the attack occurred around 1:45 p.m. in the 2900 block on East 78th Street.

According to preliminary police information, two people were confirmed dead at the scene: a woman aged between 25 and 30, and a man aged around 25. A woman was shot in her head and a man in the back.

Three other people were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, fire officials said. Police said the victims were all adults.

One victim drove 800 meters (0.5 miles) to McDonald’s where police and paramedics were called. Police at the scene said the man was grazed on the neck and shot in his back and arm.

Red police tape surrounded the McDonald’s, which appeared to be closed for the day.

Deputy Police Chief Sean Lorran described the shooting as a “heinous crime” that occurred during a “targeted burglary,” but he provided few details as detectives continued to investigate. did not.

“I can’t argue with the motives because it is inherent in the crime itself. added as

It was not immediately clear if any of the victims lived in the apartment where the shooting took place. Stated.

He said police officials are searching the neighborhood for eyewitnesses and video evidence that could help the investigation.Loughran said anyone with information would call Area 2 detectives. He added that a $15,000 reward would be offered for information leading to an arrest.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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