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Christmas Party Shooting Kills 2, Wounds 5 Others, Police Say

By  Dong Jin Oh and Evan F.  Moore | December 26, 2016 7:46am | Updated on December 26, 2016 6:06pm

 The victims were on the porch of a home when a man came out of an alley and started firing shots, officials said.
The victims were on the porch of a home when a man came out of an alley and started firing shots, officials said.
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CHATHAM — Two people were killed and five others wounded in a Christmas Day shooting in Chatham, police said.

At 9:20 p.m., the victims were on a residence porch in the 8600 block of South Maryland Avenue when a man wearing a gray hoodie came out of a nearby alley and opened fire before running away, police said.

Neighbors on Monday night either didn't want to talk about the shooting or didn't know about it until they saw it on the TV news. One neighbor told DNAinfo that the neighborhood is normally quiet other than an occasional party. 

An 18-year-old man was shot and pronounced dead at the scene. police said. A 21-year-old man was hit in his back and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Family members at the scene have identified them as James Gill, 18, and Roy Gill, 21, according to the Tribune.

Five others were wounded in the hospital.

One man was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. A 35-year-old man was shot multiple times and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, also in critical condition.

A 27-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were both hit in their legs and taken to Stroger Hospital. Their conditions were not available but police considered them to be "stable."

A 39-year-old man was hit in his foot and took himself to Roseland Community Hospital in good condition.

No one was in custody.

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