3 Children Among Dead In Chicago Shooting

By: AP Chicago Email
By: AP Chicago Email

A person close to the investigation of a shooting in Chicago that left a woman and three children dead says the gunman told police that he committed the crime after hearing voices telling him to kill his family.

The person also says the gunman chased a 12-year-old girl from the house early Wednesday, shot at her and missed. The girl later alerted police about what had happened.

Police said among the victims killed were a 7-month-old boy, a 3-year-old girl, a 16-year-old pregnant girl, and an adult pregnant female. Their identities have not been released.

Two others, a man and woman, are listed in serious to critical condition at Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. All suffered gunshot wounds.

The suspect was taken into custody near 59th and Racine, and police said a weapon was recovered about two blocks away at 62nd and Elizabeth Streets.

Although initial reports indicated he may have driven to the area then ditched a car, a police source tells WGN-TV the suspect may have traveled to the area by bus.

Sources also tell WGN-TV the suspect may be a relative of the victims and heading to homes of other relatives.

That suspect is being questioned by detectives at Wentworth police headquarters.

Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said police were notified about the shootings at 4:25 a.m.

She also said there was a report that the shooting was domestically related.

Police have still made no official comment on the investigation.


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