SOUTH SHORE — Two people were killed and three critically wounded in a “targeted home invasion” in South Shore Monday afternoon, police said.
The shooting happened in the 2900 block of East 78th Street, police said.
An unknown number of people broke into a home on that block and shot five people, police said. Two were found dead at the scene and another two were critically wounded, deputy chief Sean Loughran said at a press conference.
The final victim “escaped to a nearby business” to call for help, Loughran said. Police did not immediately confirm which business that was but police roped off the McDonalds at 79th Street and Yates Boulevard.
All three surviving victims were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, Loughran said.
No other details were immediately available. Loughran said police could only “give a 10,000-foot view” at this stage while detectives investigate and families of victims are notified.
“I say this attack was ’targeted’ because I don’t want the public to feel like this is a random act of violence,” Loughran said. “We’re investigating any relationship between victims and offenders at this time.”
There is a $15,000 reward for anyone with information linking to an arrest, Loughran said. You can contact detectives at 312-747-8273 or submit an anonymous tip here.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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