ROSELAND — A party guest who became irate after being asked to leave shot three people, leaving two injured and one 19-year-old woman dead in the south side Roseland neighborhood Friday night.
Nicole Towns and two male friends were shot by the angry guest as they left the party around 11 p.m. on the 9300 block of South LaSalle Street, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a Chicago Police spokeswoman. The shooter became angered when asked to leave and fired shots both inside and outside the house before fleeing, police said.
Towns, of the 7400 block of South Michigan Avenue, was found unresponsive on the scene with a fatal gunshot wound to her side, Sedevic said. Police originally reported the victim was 30 years old.
One of the men, 28, was shot in the side and taken to Christ Advocate Hospital in serious condition.
The other victim, a 27-year-old man, sustained gunshot wounds to the upper shoulder and took himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park. Police said he was listed in fair condition.
A woman who has lived across the street from last night's shooting for over 40 years, who asked not to be named because of violence in the neighborhood, said she heard the shooting when it happened.
The neighbor, who was not familiar with the people in the home where the shooting occurred, said she was laying in bed with her dog and cat Friday night when she heard the familar sound of shots fired. The woman laid in wait in her bed until she said she could hear police arriving, then she felt safe moving again.
Though she's no stranger to gunshots, she said she had "never heard of anything like this happening before" and attributed the violence to "changing times" to "young people" in the area.
Another woman, who asked not to be named out of fear, said her daughter's boyfriend was driving past the house when he heard gunshots last night: "He got out of the car and just left it and ran, he thought he was gonna get shot," she said. "It's a mess."
A couple driving by the home Saturday morning, who said they lived a few streets over, said they had heard someone had died last night.
The couple told DNAinfo Chicago that there had been "lots of activity" throughout the area, citing instances of drugs, gangs and general violence.
No one is currently in custody.
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