2 Dead, 2 Hurt in Drive-By Shooting

One man shot four to five times

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    Quiltavia Patterson, 25, and Jermaine Carter, 38, were killed in an early morning drive-by shooting in Chicago. Patterson, a University of Illinois grad, leaves behind 3-year-old twins. Carter, a popular tattoo artist, leaves behind a wife and a daughter. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012)

    An early morning drive-by shooting left two people dead and two injured in Chicago's West Pullman neighborhood.

    The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. at 120th and Eggleston near a Baptist church, police said.

    Among the victims were Quiltavia Patterson, 25, and Jermaine Carter, 38. Patterson was pronounced dead at the scene, and Carter was taken to Christ Hospital where he later died of four to five gunshot wounds.

    Friends of Patterson said the University of Illinois grad leaves behind 3-year-old twins. They said she recently moved to Springfield to "better her life and for her kids" and returned to Chicago to pick up the twins' medical records so they could attend school in their new town.

    "They lost their mother, and I lost my daughter," said Patterson's mother, Cynthia.

    "They need to be brought to justice," said her sister, Shantavia King. "She was a good person."

    Carter, a popular tattoo artist, leaves behind a wife and a daughter.

    "He was the nicest guy," said his wife, Valerie Simms-Carter. "He would take the shirt off his back."

    "Every time I hear about somebody getting shot, it's nothing nice to hear about, but when it hits home, that's when it hurts the most," said Carter's daughter, Amber Hickman. 

    As many as six ambulances rushed to the scene of the shooting. Two others were taken to nearby hospitals in serious condition.

    The area remained blocked off with numerous police still on the scene for much of the morning. Officials said they're investigating what led to the shooting.

    Community activist Andrew Holmes and his organization, No Guns, No Violence, offered a $1,000 reward for information. Call Crimestoppers or 1-800-U-TELL-US.