Police are investigating whether a carbon monoxide leak led to the deaths of two people in West Rogers Park.
Paramedics were first called to the building in the 2500 block of West North Shore Avenue about 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning
They rushed two women to the hospital; one went into cardiac arrest and died.
Rasheeda Akhter, 77, was pronounced dead at 11:14 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Later Sunday afternoon, police came back to the apartment to take another woman to the hospital who was found unresponsive. 18-year-old Zanib Ahmed, died at 9 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
Five children were also hospitalized, but are expected to recover.
Officials found a positive reading for carbon monoxide near a boiler in the building’s basement, but they won’t officially rule the deaths were caused by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, but until autopsy results are reported, police said.