On September 5, 2016, on Labor Day, at approximately 9:30 A.M. PDT, reports of a fatal shooting on the 6800 block of South Emerald, Chicago. Occurring in the Englewood neighborhood, an unidentified 24-year-old male, and an unidentified 26-year-old male was shot.

According to ‘NBC Chicago’, “Responding officers to a fatal Labor Day shooting in the Englewood community within Chicago earlier this morning, resulted in a 24-year-old victim with a fatal gunshot to the head region, and a 26-year-old victim whom officials transported to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, for gunshot wounds to the head and thigh regions.”

Witnesses told local authorities that the possible gunman fled on foot into a nearby building. In response, the Chicago Police Department has set up a barricade as of 11:30 A.m PDT.

The perpetrator is still on the run and the motives behind the shootings remains unclear.

Written By Jhayla D. Tyson

NBC Chicago: Police, Swat Respond to Possible Barricade Situation After Fatal Englewood Shooting

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