Chicago SWAT Takes Gunman into Custody after He Killed 1, Women, Wounded another

(Fox) An elderly woman was found shot to death inside an apartment where a gunman had barricaded himself after shooting another woman early Monday in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood.

About 1:30 a.m., officers found a 39-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her face inside a stairwell of a building in the 7000 block of South Prairie Avenue, Chicago police said.

She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where her condition stabilized, according to police.

The woman told investigators that a man inside the building fired shots and then barricaded himself inside second floor of the apartment, police said. The two were family members and the incident appeared to be domestic-related.

A SWAT team was called to the scene. Shortly after 8 a.m., police said an 89-year-old woman was found dead with a gunshot wound inside the apartment and the 19-year-old man was in custody. The suspect was taken to St. Bernard Hospital for evaluation.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details about the fatality.

It was not immediately clear what time the man was arrested, whether he turned himself in or whether police forced entry to the unit.

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