Chicago shooting: 14-year-old boy among 3 shot to death at West Chatham home, police say

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Monday, February 26, 2024
Child among 3 shot to death on South Side, police say
A West Chatham shooting in Chicago killed three people, including a child, in the 8000 block of South Vincennes Avenue on Sunday.

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A teen boy was among three people killed in a South Side shooting on Sunday night, Chicago police said.

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Police said the shooting happened during an altercation at West Chatham home in the 8000 block of South Vincennes Avenue just after 7:30 p.m.

Two teenage boys and two men were inside the home when two suspects, identified only as male, entered and opened fire, police said.

Chicago police said they are looking for two people in connection with the West Chatham shooting.

A 14-year-old boy, shot in his back, was pronounced dead on the scene.

A 20-year-old man, shot in his abdomen, was transported to Christ Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Another man, 36 years old, was shot in his chest. He was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

A 17-year-old boy, shot in his leg, was transported to the same hospital in fair condition.

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ABC7 cameras were on the scene as police were focusing their investigation inside of a two-story home.

No one is in custody and Area Two detectives are investigating.

During a press conference, police said they are looking for two people in connection with the shooting and asked anyone with information to contact them.

Alderman William Hall, who represents the 6th Ward, spoke at the Sunday night press conference.

"Tonight, we are planning three funerals and not three futures. Chicago is way better than this," Hall said. "Help us find these killers.. Do not allow any killer to sleep on any couch, any bed."

Further information was not immediately available.

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