In what police are labeling the first triple homicide of the year, a shooting in Chicago has left three dead, including a 16-year-old boy.
The teenager and two others were killed when several gunmen opened fire in a South Shore courtyard.
According to the Chicago Tribune:
The three were standing in the courtyard in the 6700 block of South Chappel Avenue when the shooters walked up around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.
Abdullah Trull, 16, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition with wounds to his temple and thigh. He died at the hospital, police said.
Darrius Morris, 23, who lived on the block where the shooting occurred, was struck in the shoulder and died on the scene. Sylvester Solomon, 27, of the 6700 block of South Clyde Avenue, a half block from the shooting, died at Stroger Hospital of wounds to the back and left arm.
Police are investigating, but do not have any suspects in custody.
The triple homicide wasn’t the only shooting that occurred on Wednesday night. In fact, one other person was killed and six people wounded overnight in different shootings.
About 8:30 p.m. in the Brainerd neighborhood, a 24-year-old man was fatally shot in the abdomen on the 8900 block of South May Street, police said. The man had been standing on the sidewalk when someone fired shots from a dark-colored sedan, Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and was pronounced dead shortly after, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A spokesman identified the dead man as Ashton Pugh, though the office did not know where he was from.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families at this time.
SOURCE: Chicago Tribune | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty