5 People Shot, 2 Killed on Street in Morgan Park Shooting

Morgan Park shooting left 5 people shot. 2 shot and killed and 3 were injured following a shooting in South Carpenter Street, Chicago.

Morgan Park shooting left 5 people shot.
Chicago Sun-Times

All five were standing in the street in the 11300 block of when someone started shooting toward them. Sunday, in Morgan Park on the Far South Side about 11:52 p.m. a group of people were shot in the neighborhood!

Police investigated who were present at the scene that stretched about a block down 113th Street. Blood drizzle and a hat could be seen on the ground at the intersection of 113th and Carpenter.

At least 33 evidence markers were installed at the intersection of 113th and Carpenter, then 15 more were placed east of the intersection. A small pool of blood and an upside-down hat lay on the street.

Police report on the case:

Scene of manslaughter in Morgan Park shooting!

A 26-year-old man was shot several times and declared dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The Cook County medical examiner’s office named him as Devonte T. Merrill of Country Club Hills.

Another man, 41, was shot in the back of the head. He lost his life at Roseland Community Hospital, due to reports. His identity has not been published.

A 26-year-old man who was shot in the head was taken to Christ Medical Center in critical condition, yet alive.

A 37-year-old man was hit in the leg and transferred to Roseland Community Hospital in good condition.

The fifth man, 48, got hit in the side and is in “critical but stable condition” at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.

No one is yet under police custody as area two agents are investigating the Morgan Pak shooting.

Loud music and a party turned to a fatal homicide

A neighbor, who was on the scene about 30 minutes before the shooting happened, said he called police because of a party and loud music.

The neighbor reported a squad car that arrived in the area. However, the music continued playing out loud until the neighbor heard at least 12 shots come from the same place.

He called 911 for the second time. While on the phone, he heard another six shots and women screaming too, the neighbor reported.

Neighbors reached around the scene. Many declared the blasts woke them up, but they didn’t see what happened.

A man also arrived at the scene of Morgan Park Shooting asking the police officers if he could just take the hat and said he was linked to the victim.

“The hat. I just want the hat,” he related. The officers stated he couldn’t take it, saying the scene had to be processed and the hat would likely be taken into evidence.

As detectives and evidence technicians continued working the scene and neighbors went back inside, a car with two men inside drove up to them. One of the men had a gunshot wound to the arm, a law enforcement source said.

The man was shot in the right forearm in a separate attack around 3:35 a.m. in the 11700 block of South Loomis Street in the West Pullman neighborhood, police later announced. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in good condition.

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Originally published at https://usdaynews.com on July 20, 2020.

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