5 shot, 1 fatally, in South Austin shooting, Chicago police say

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Chicago police swarmed the 5300-block of West Madison Street on Easter Sunday after five people were shot, one killed.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Five people were shot, one fatally, on the city's West Side early Sunday morning, Chicago police said.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m. at the 5300-block of West Madison Street near Lockwood Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood.

A group of female victims were inside a business when an unknown person began shooting towards the group and then fled the scene, police say.

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A 19-year-old woman was shot in the head and died on the scene.

The other four victims shot were 16, 17, 19 and 20 years old. All were sent to local hospitals in good condition, police said.

No one in custody. CPD's Area Four detectives are investigating.

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As Chicago police block the roads in the area, CTA said busses were temporarily rerouted near Madison and Laramie. CTA busses were back to their regular routes by 6 a.m.

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