Bloody Chicago, 3 Dead, 2 Seriously Wounded in a Shooting in Brighton Park

Three men were shot dead and two others were left seriously wounded in a home in the Brighton Park neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene near Pershing Road and Albany Avenue shortly before 3 p.m. At least three ambulances were at the scene, and a person was seen being taken out on a stretcher.

An early report indicated at least four people were shot in the home. Police later said three people were fatally shot and two men were in critical condition.

An 18-year-old was shot in the head, as well as a 19-year-old. Another victim whose age was not available suffered a wound to the torso and initially was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. All three of those men have been pronounced dead, police said.

Another victim, also 18, was shot in the torso and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he is in critical condition. The fifth victim, 19, was in critical condition at Mount Sinai, police said.

According to reports, a suspect entered the residence, pulled out a weapon and shot the victims. Police think narcotics were involved. Continue Reading

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