CHICAGO — A woman is dead following a South Side shooting and two others are critically injured, including the suspect who suffered a self-inflicted wound.
The shooting happened just before 9 a.m. Wednesday in the 7600 block of South Michigan Avenue in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.
Police said a 32-year-old and 53-year-old woman were inside a residence when the 32-year-old woman got into a verbal altercation with a 34-year-old man.
According to police, the man pulled out a gun and fired shots in the 32-year-old’s direction, striking both women multiple times in the abdomen. The 32-year-old is believed to be the ex-girlfriend of the gunman.
The man then sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police said.
Both women were transported in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where the 32-year-old was pronounced dead.
The woman who died has been identified as Joycelyn Fikes by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The man was also transported to U of C and is in critical condition.
Sirens blared outside Lisa Robinson-Allen’s home Wednesday morning after she says gunfire erupted next door.
“Trying to process it all. I just lost my husband. His remains, I dealt with yesterday, and this is happening next door? Wow,” Robinson-Allen said.
No further information has been provided at this time.