Five Killed in Shooting at Apartment on Irving Park Rd Near Oak Park Ave, Chicago


Five people were killed at an apartment building on Irving Park Road between Oak Park Avenue and Narragansett Avenue in Chicago’s Dunning neighborhood.

Chicago police, firefighters and paramedics responded about 5:30 p.m., Saturday October 12, 2019 to a shots fired call at an apartment building at 6733 West Irving Park Road. Chicago police secured the scene and discovered that five people were shot inside an apartment building. Three victims were men and two victims were women. All victims were pronounced dead at area Level 1 Trauma Centers.

An EMS Plan 1 for a multiple ambulance response for multiple gunshot victims was activated by 5:30 p.m. Paramedics also asked for an extra engine company to assist paramedics, and that a total of five ambulances to respond to the scene.

EMS command initially reported by 5:49 p.m. that they had five patients Code Red (“life-threatening injuries”). By 6:11 p.m. EMS command updated that one patient had died. One patient was transported to Illinois Masonic, two patients were transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and one patient was transported to Loyola University Medical Center — all Level 1 Trauma Centers. The EMS Plan 1 was secured by 6:11 p.m.

Chicago police reported that a 67-year-old male shooter, who is a retired construction worker and a resident at the apartment building, first shot four people as they were eating inside an apartment unit. The shooter then went upstairs and shot a woman.

Police said all the victims were in their 40’s.

Police say everyone from the apartment building that was interviewed knew the shooter, and that the shooter is known to have anger problems. Residents reported he had “problems” with apartment neighbors before.

Chicago police took the shooter in custody at the shooting scene. North Area Detectives are on the scene for investigation of the mass shooting.



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