Avalon Park

Woman Killed, 4 Others Injured in South Side Shooting: Police

Four victims were taken to area hospitals in serious-to-critical condition

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One woman is dead and four others were in serious-to-critical condition after a shooting on Chicago’s South Side Tuesday evening.

Authorities confirmed at a press conference that at around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, two men and a woman got out of a vehicle near the intersection of 79th Street and Avalon Ave. in the city’s Avalon Park neighborhood, looked into the window of a convenienve store and began firing shots.

An 18-year-old woman, who was shot in the neck, was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where she were later pronounced dead, according to officials.

Four more victims were also taken to nearby hospitals.

Two of the victims, another woman, who was shot in the back, and a 63-year-old man whose condition was later stabilized, were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Two other victims, a 17-year-old girl shot in the arm and a 19-year-old man who was shot in the leg, were transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

Chicago police said the suspects fled the scene in a white car.

No other details were immediately known.

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