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Four killed, including teens, in two Chicago mass shootings hours apart

The youngest victim who died was 14 years old.

Published: February 26, 2024 12:01pm

Four people were killed, including two teenagers, and four other people were injured as a result of two mass shootings in Chicago that occurred hours apart. 

The first shooting Sunday occurred around 3 p.m. local time when two people opened fire in a park in the northern Chicago neighborhood of Rogers Park, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

A 19-year-old woman was shot in the chest and transported to a local hospital where she later died, according to police. Three other people, a 19-year-old man, a 20-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, were also shot but they remain in good condition. 

Chicago Alderwoman Maria Hadden of the 49th Ward said the Rogers Park shooting was "targeted."

Three people were killed in a shooting around 7:30 p.m. in the neighborhood of Chatham on Chicago's South Side. The victims were inside a home when two men came in and shot them, police said, the Sun-Times also reported

The youngest victim who died was 14 years old, while the oldest victim was 36 years old. The teenager was shot in the back and died at the scene, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said. The other two deceased victims had been transported to local hospitals for treatment before dying. 

In addition to the three people who were fatally shot, a 17-year-old boy was hospitalized in fair condition after being shot in the leg.

No one is in custody in connection to either of the incidents, which are still under investigation, per police. 

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