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Denice Mathis is identified as a victim of the Englewood shooting. Eight people were shot, four fatally, Tuesday morning in a mass shooting incident in Chicago’s Englewood neighbourhood, Chicago police said.
The attack is the third mass shooting in Chicago in a little over a week and came at the end of a burst of violence that saw more than 25 people shot across the city in 10 hours.
He was 35 years old.
Chicago police officers responded just before 5:45 a.m. to the intersection of 62nd and Morgan streets for a reported shooting.
Chicago police said there was an argument inside a home in the 6200-block of South Morgan before the shooting took place. A party was likely being held there, police said. Neighbours said the home was a social spot and while there may have been a party the night before, in the early morning hours when the shots were heard, the victims were believed to have been sleeping.
“Every time people gather, whether they are in their homes or outside, we got individuals that discharged that weapon, but who is going to talk?” community activist Andrew Holmes said. “Who is going to tell? Who is going to give up the information? And again, I’m going to point the finger at the state’s attorney’s office. Who is going to convict these people?”
Four people were pronounced dead on the scene. The Cook County Medical Examiner identified 28-year-old Ratanya Rogers of Chicago as one of the four victims. Family members identified two other victims as Denice Mathis and Blake Lee. The medical examiner’s office has not yet confirmed those identities. The fourth victim has not yet been identified.
A high-capacity magazine was recovered from the scene, the superintendent said.
There was no sign of forced entry, Brown said. At least one of the victims likely lived at the address, but Brown did not elaborate on the relationships of the victims and the shooter.
Brown said the victims taken to hospitals had not yet been interviewed by detectives, and the investigation still was “very preliminary.”
“I can reassure the public that there will be an increased police presence in the area until we’re able to identify offenders, if possible, or what, exactly, happened inside,” he said.
The area where the shooting took place has been closed off while police investigate.
This is the second mass shooting Chicago has seen in the last four days. A 29-year-old mother of three was killed in a Chatham shooting that left nine others hurt on Saturday morning.
No one was in custody later Tuesday morning. Area One detectives are investigating.