Man killed, ID'd after shooting in Oak Forest; child among injured, police say

12-year-old girl shot opening door for someone running from gunfire, brother said

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Monday, April 22, 2024
Girl shot opening door for person running from gunfire in south suburbs
A 12-year-old girl was shot opening the door for someone running from gunfire in the south suburbs Sunday, her brother said.

OAK FOREST, Ill. (WLS) -- A man has died after a domestic south suburban shooting that left a child in the hospital, according to police.

The shooting happened on Sunday in the 5500-block of Babette Court in Oak Forest, police said.

Three people who were shot were found at the scene around 5:10 p.m., and a fourth gunshot victim was later found inside a vehicle with a person who police arrested in the 5900-block of 159th Street.

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Mohannad G. Othman, 39, died at the hospital after being shot in the head, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner.

On Monday, police said a 12-year-old girl was among the injured. At last check, she was stable.

A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg, police said. He was treated and released from the hospital.

The fourth victim was a 19-year-old woman. She was shot in the leg. At last check, she was being treated for her injuries at the hospital.

The attorney for the man in custody said he and the 19-year-old woman, who was with him in the car, were in a relationship.

The older brother of the 12-year-old said she lives next-door, and was shot while answering the door for a person running from the gunfire.

"Unfortunately, no one's safe nowadays, not even in your house," he said. "When I came back, all that happened just within a blink of an eye."

He did not want to be identified.

"As you can see, the bullet went through the window and then got into her and then went out," he said.

They've lived on Babette Court near Central Avenue for 15 years, he said.

Police did not release the details behind the nature of the shooting, or the person in custody.

Othman will be laid to rest Tuesday.

His family said he was a father of four daughters, and was killed while at his parents' home.

His youngest two were twins born just months ago.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call detectives at (708) 6871376.

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