1 killed, 1 seriously hurt in Belmont Cragin shooting


One person was killed and another seriously wounded in a shooting in Belmont Cragin on the Northwest Side.

Officers found a man, 39, and a woman, 41, lying on a porch in the 4900 block of West Wrightwood Avenue about 1:25 a.m., Chicago police said.

The man suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and ankle and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

He was identified as Earl Casteel by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The woman suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and arms and was taken to the same hospital in serious condition, police said.

Officers found a relative of the man and woman walking two blocks from the scene, police said. The relative was brought in for questioning, police said.

The incident may be domestic-related, police said.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here