‘Persons of interest’ arrested in South Chicago double homicide following SWAT standoff

The two were shot Monday morning while driving in the 8700 block of South Saginaw Avenue, police said.

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Police were on scene Monday where a man was barricaded in the 8700 block of South Saginaw Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood.

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Police were speaking to several people of interest about a double homicide in South Chicago Monday.

Officials would not say if the suspects were arrested during a SWAT standoff that occurred later in the day on the same block where the murders occurred.

Two men were shot around 11:35 a.m. while driving in the 8700 block of South Saginaw Avenue, Chicago police said. Their vehicle hit another car and then crashed into a tree.

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One man was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center. One of the men was identified as Naiqwon Harper, 21, of Englewood. The other man was identified as George Holmes, 27.

Later in the day afternoon, a SWAT team was called to the same block for people barricaded in a building, police said.

The scene was cleared by 5 p.m. but police declined to release details. Police have not announced charges.

Police were on scene Monday where a man was barricaded in the 8700 block of South Saginaw Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood.

Police were on scene Monday where a man was barricaded in the 8700 block of South Saginaw Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood.

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