Back of the Yards Shooting Leaves Pregnant Mother, Grandmother Dead; Infant, 2 Men Also Injured | NBC Chicago

Back of the Yards Shooting Leaves Pregnant Mother, Grandmother Dead; Infant, 2 Men Also Injured

"In a second, two generations of that child's family were wiped out," Deputy Chief Eugene Roy said

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    Two women were killed, and another woman, a man and an infant were wounded in a shooting in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood on Monday. NBC 5's Natalie Martinez reports. (Published Monday, Sept. 28, 2015)

    A pregnant woman and her mother were killed, and an infant and two men were wounded in a shooting in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood on Monday, police said.

    The family was coming back from an outing when a barrage of bullets were shot in the 5300 block of South Aberdeen just after 7 p.m, police said. The 11-month-old suffered a gunshot wound in the shooting and was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital in stable condition.

    Two women, a 46-year-old and a 23-year-old, were taken to Mt Sinai, police said. Deputy Chief Eugene Roy said at a Monday evening press conference that the two had died.

    The 23-year-old was the mother of the infant, and the 46-year-old was the grandmother of the child, police said. 

    Family said the 23-year-old, identified by family as Patricia Chew, was two months pregnant.

    Two 25-year-old men, one with gunshot wounds on both legs and another with wounds unknown, were taken to Mt. Sinai hospital, police said.

    "You have an innocent family coming home from a family outing," Roy said. "In a second, two generations of that child's family were wiped out."

    No suspects are in custody in the shooting, police said.

    The shooting comes after a violent weekend in Chicago that left four people dead and at least 52 others injured, The weekend before that saw eight people killed and at least 45 others were wounded, reportedly making it the city's most violent two-day weekend since Father's Day 2013.

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