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Cops: 2 dead after possible carbon monoxide leak

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Police are investigating whether a carbon monoxide leak led to the deaths of two people in West Rogers Park.

Zanib Ahmed

18-year-old Zanib Ahmed is one of the victims of a possible carbon monoxide leak.

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.

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