Mass shooting leaves 2 dead, 3 children injured

CHICAGO, IL – A horrific mass shooting in Chicago’s Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood left two women dead and three children in critical condition. The shooting took place around 6:15 a.m. on Thursday morning, according to Deputy Chief Don Jerome.

Officers arrived at the scene at the 7100 block of South Woodlawn Avenue following an alert about shots being fired. They discovered five individuals with gunshot wounds: two women and three boys aged 5, 7, and 8.

The victims were 24-year-old Capri Edwards and 42-year-old Nakeeshia Strong, both pronounced dead and three young boys were hospitalized in critical condition.

The reason behind such extreme violence appears to have stemmed from a personal dispute. Allegedly, several armed individuals arrived in two cars and opened fire on a house.

The shooters managed to escape, heading in an unknown direction, and to this point, no arrests have been made. The crime scene revealed haunting evidence as a neighbor described seeing two masked figures jumping off a porch amidst the sound of gunshots, initially mistaken for fireworks.

Ald. Desmon Yancy of the 5th ward, in the face of the tragedy, called upon the community to put an end to such senseless violence, highlighting the lethal mix of personal conflict and firearms. Area 1 detectives are leading an ongoing investigation, and anyone with information is encouraged to anonymously submit tips to authorities.