4 injured, 2 critically, in Oak Forest shooting; person in custody, police say

A man told ABC7 his 12-year-old cousin was among the victims shot

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Monday, April 22, 2024
4 injured, 2 critically, in Oak Forest shooting: police
An Oak Forest shooting Sunday left four people shot, two critically injured, on Babette Court, and one person is in custody, police said.

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Four people were injured, two critically, in a shooting Sunday in the south suburbs.

The shooting happened 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.

Two of the three gunshot victims at the scene had life-threatening injuries, police said. They were both taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

A third victim was treated at a hospital for their injuries and has been released.

A large police presence could be seen near the cul-de-sac.

ABC7 spoke with a man, who didn't want to be identified, who said his 12-year-old cousin was shot in the back.

After the shooting, police located a vehicle that was possibly related to the shooting, in the 5900 block of 159th Street. An occupant inside the vehicle also had a gunshot wound, and was in good condition. The other occupant of the vehicle was arrested, Oak Forest police said.

There is no current danger to the public, police said.

No further information about the shooting was immediately available. Police continue to investigate.