1 Dead, 1 Wounded After Park Manor Barricade Situation; Suspect In Custody

October 15, 2018 - 7:06 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- An elderly woman was found shot to death inside an apartment where a gunman had barricaded himself after shooting another woman early Monday in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood.

About 1:30 a.m., officers found a 39-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her face inside a stairwell of a building in the 7000 block of South Prairie Avenue, Chicago police said.

She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where her condition stabilized, according to police.

The woman told investigators that a man inside the building fired shots and then barricaded himself inside second floor of the apartment, police said. The two were family members and the incident appeared to be domestic-related.

Negotiators and SWAT officers took the 19-year-old man into custody “without incident” about 7:45 a.m., police said. An 89-year-old woman was found dead in the apartment with a gunshot wound.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details about the fatality.

The suspect was taken to St. Bernard Hospital for evaluation, police said. Charges against him were pending.

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