Son Killed, Father Wounded after Shooting each other over Dog

A 22 year old man was killed and his father critically injured Sunday morning in the city’s Burnside neighborhood after the pair shot each other during an argument over the family dog, according to Chicago police.

The shooting occurred near the 9100 block of South Woodlawn Avenue around 8:20 a.m., police said.

The men, ages 43 and 22, fought over who was going to walk the dog, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi wrote in a tweet. The two then shot at each other, Guglielmi said.

Both men were shot multiple times, police said. The son was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition, police said. He later was pronounced dead, according to a police media notification.

The father also was transported to Christ in critical condition.

Police recovered two weapons at the scene.

Area detectives are investigating.

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