2 girls on life support after weekend shootings in Chicago

CHICAGO — Five people were killed, and at least 19 others injured in shootings in Chicago over the weekend.

Two girls — ages 11 and 12 — were among those injured and are on life support.

One girl was shot in West Englewood around 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

12-year-old Kanari Gentry-Bowers was playing basketball on the playground at Henderson Elementary School when she was shot in the neck.The bullet severed her spinal cord.

Thirty minutes later, 11-year-old Takiya Holmes was sitting in a minivan with her family near 65th and King Drive, when someone started shooting. Takiya was hit in the head.

The 11-year-old is a cousin of well-known community activist Andrew Holmes. He’s offering a $1,000 reward for information.

The organization Assata’s Daughters is raising money to support Takiya and her family. To donate, go to: donorbox.org

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Parents of jailed murder suspects found dead in Joliet home

JOLIET, Ill. — The parents of two murder suspects currently being held in the Will County jail have been found dead in their Joliet home.

The bodies of Patrick and Angel Morgan were found early Sunday morning.

The causes of death have not been released.

Court records show the couple had a history of domestic violence.

The Morgan’s two adult sons, Blaique and Amari Morgan, were arrested in January 2016.

They’re charged with beating a neighbor to death after he made a sexual comment about their sister.

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3 women killed in Posen car crash

POSEN, Ill. — Police in south suburban Posen say three women are dead in a car accident early Thursday morning.

It happened just before 3 a.m. in the 14300 block of Harrison Street.

Police believe the driver of a BMW was drunk and speeding when he plowed into several parked cars. All four female passengers were ejected from the car, including the three who were killed. The driver and another woman are hospitalized. The driver is expected to survive and the woman is in critical condition.

It took crews five hours to remove all the wreckage and reopen Harrison Street.

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2 bodies found in house under construction in Lockport

LOCKPORT, Ill. — Two bodies have been found in a house in Lockport, Illinois.

Police say the home where the bodies were found is under construction.

Investigators are treating the situation as a double homicide.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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Firefighter injured in Chinatown blaze

CHICAGO — A firefighter was injured battling a blaze in Chinatown Monday.

The Chicago Fire Department arrived at the scene of the townhouse fire at 250 W. 25th just before 11 a.m.

The firefighter was transported in stable condition to Mercy Hospital. No other injuries have been reported.

No word yet on the cause of the fire.

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Park Forest police warn of home invasions, robberies: Suspect breaks in, ties up victim

PARK FOREST, Ill. —  Homeowners in suburban Park Forest are being alerted to a series of home invasions and robberies.

Police say twice in October and twice in November, a man broke into homes, tied up the people inside, then stolen family valuables. He usually strikes in the early evening.

All of the victims have been women. The invader overpowers them, and in at least one case he beat his victim.

Police say the women haven’t been able to give a clear description of the invader. Authorities are urging Park Forest residents to report anything suspicious, such as a strange car in the neighborhood.

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Charges pending after boy, 2, killed by vehicle in Jefferson Park

CHICAGO — Charges are pending against the driver who struck and killed a 2-year-old boy, and injured a woman, in the city’s Jefferson Park neighborhood.

The vehicle was turning onto Central from Giddings Street just after 4:10 p.m. Sunday, when it hit them.

The child died on the scene. He’s been identified as Noah Katz.

The 39-year-old woman was rushed to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

Witnesses say the driver had to be forced to stay until police arrived.

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