Six shot at Chicago laundry facility

Tue Jun 3, 2014 12:31am EDT

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(Reuters) - Six people, two of them teens, were shot and another person was injured at a laundromat on Chicago's South Side on Monday evening, officials said.

The shooting took place around 8:05 p.m. local time (9.05 P.m. ET), said Chicago Police Department spokesman Ron Gaines.

There were no arrests and police were still working to determine the cause of the shooting, Gaines said. A fire department official had earlier said seven people were shot.

Three of the injured were transported to area hospitals in serious to critical condition, including a 14-year old victim, said Larry Langford, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department.

None of the injuries were life-threatening, Gaines said.

Victims were aged 14 to 52 and two were women, Gaines said. Another victim was 16-years-old, according to Gaines.

Rescue workers found many of the victims still lying on the floor of the coin-machine laundromat, its windows shattered in the attack, Langford said.

(Reporting by Curtis Skinner; Editing by Eric M. Johnson and Matt Driskill)

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Bakhtin wrote:
“There were no arrests and police were still working to determine the cause of the shooting,”

The cause of the shooting was in idiot with a gun, but that is okay according to the NRA and GOP. The shooter has a constitutional right to have a gun.

So… no problem. No need to check that the gun owner is stable, responsible, or trust worthy. Just check that he has not murdered anyone before, and then give him a gun. The righties say that is okay.

Jun 03, 2014 2:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
m2324 wrote:
Oh yea, wasn’t a gang banger who could care less about gun laws. What a stupid statement. Besides, aren’t guns outlawed in Shitcago? Blaming the NRA for guns is like blaming spoons for fat people.

Jun 03, 2014 7:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RickLickme wrote:
Unpossible – guns are universally outlawed in Chicago. This report must be wrong.

Jun 03, 2014 8:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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