At least four people were killed and four others were injured Tuesday morning in the second mass shooting in Chicago in four days, police said. A barrage of gunfire erupted just before 6 a.m. in the city’s Englewood neighborhood, police said. The shooting followed a disturbance at a home, police said.
Several people were gathering inside when the shooting started, police said.
ABC station WLS-TV in Chicago confirmed through police sources that four people were pronounced dead at the scene. The names and ages of those killed were not immediately released.
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said at a news conference that three women are among the dead.
Four people suffered critical injuries in the shooting, including a 25-year-old man and a 41-year-old man who were both shot in the back of the head, police told WLS.
A woman and a 23-year-old man, who was shot in the back, were also in critical condition at the University of Chicago Hospital, police said.
Some of the victims were taken to hospitals in private cars. A 2-year-old girl, who was in the house at the time of the shooting, was rushed to St. Bernard Hospital for observation but did not appear to be injured, authorities said.
The motive and details of what prompted the shooting are under investigation. No arrests have been made.
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