Four people were shot and killed, and four others were seriously wounded, when an argument broke out inside a home in Englewood on the South Side, according to preliminary information from Chicago police and fire officials.
Four of the wounded were pronounced dead at the scene in the 6200 block of South Morgan Street after gunfire erupted around 5:40 a.m., Chicago police said. Fire officials initially said it happened on Carpenter Street.
Four others were taken to hospitals, at least two of them in critical condition:
A woman was taken in critical condition to the University of Chicago Hospital.
A 23-year-old man went to St. Bernard Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back. He was taken to University of Chicago Hospital also in critical condition.
A man suffered a gunshot wound to the back of the head was was taken to Christ Hospital.
A 25-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the back of the head. He was also taken to Christ.
A 2-year-old girl was taken from the home and brought to Comer Children’s Hospital for observation but did not appear injured, police said.
A woman sobbing hysterically ran under the police tape blocking the entrance to South Morgan at West 63rd. She was quickly surrounded by police and guided back behind the tape.
A few moments later, she cried: “They killed my daughter. That’s my baby. That’s my baby.”
The woman then got in a truck, along with community activist Anthony Holmes and was seen driving away.
The circumstances of the shooting are still under investigation, police said.
The attack is the third mass shooting in Chicago in little over a week.
Early Saturday, a woman was killed and nine others wounded near 75th Street and South Prairie Avenue. Kimfier Miles, 29, a mother of three, was out with a group of girlfriends when two men opened fire about 2 a.m. Saturday.
Struck in her leg and abdomen, Miles was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
“She was only 29; in the prime of her life,” her cousin Takita Miles told the Chicago Sun-Times. “She hasn’t even experienced life. She just started traveling. It’s unfortunate. It’s really bad.”
The weekend before, six men and two women were wounded in a shooting in Burnside on the South Side.
The group were standing in the sidewalk about 4 a.m. June 6 when two people inside a silver-colored car opened fire in the 8900 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago police and Fire officials said.