Mass Shooting, 20 Rounds, 18 Year-Old Female Dead; 2 Female Teens, 1 Young Adult Male, One Older Adult Male Wounded at Minimart at 79th St and Avalon, Chicago

An 18-year-old woman is dead and four others were injured in a market in Grand Crossing Tuesday. Here is an update from Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck (CBS Chicago).

Police, firefighters and paramedics responded just after 5:00 p.m. to Ali’s Minimart at 79th Street and Avalon Avenue to a report of people shot at the South Side convenience store. Upon arrival police found five people shot.

The scene was declared secured and firefighters and paramedics began treating the five victims. An EMS Plan 1 was activated because of the number of victims.

Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck held a press conference after the shooting. An 18-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene and four others, including two teen girls, a young adult male, and a 62-year-old man were transported to various hospitals, where they were listed in conditions ranging from serious to critical condition.

Initial investigation by Chicago police indicates three males approached Ali’s Minimart and began firing into the market from the outside. Almost 20 rounds were reportedly fired into the store. Police said the three shooters fled into a light-colored car and police pulled video from POD cameras provide images of the crime.

Police, firefighters and paramedics also responded to help another shooting victim at 78th Street and Woodlawn Avenue — two streets west and one block north of Ali’s Minimart at 7901 South Avalon Avenue in a residential neighborhood oa homes houses and apartment buildings. The victim was transported to University of Chicago, listed in critical condition.

Initially Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck said he was unaware of a sixth victim, but said anything is possible. Police said the victim located at the 78th Street and Woodlawn scene had not been in the store and were unaware if the shootings at the two locations are connected.

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