5 shot, 2 fatally, at party in Gresham

The shooting happened shortly after 3 a.m. in the 7800 block of South Loomis Boulevard, fire officials said.

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Two people were killed and three others wounded in a shooting early Saturday at a party in Gresham on the South Side.

Several people were at a gathering in the 7800 block of South Loomis Boulevard when a gunman opened fire shortly after 3 a.m., according to Chicago police.

A 26-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Jesus Iniguez.

A 21-year-old was also struck in the head and taken to the same hospital, where he later died, police said.

He was identified as Alberto Escobar, the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy ruled his death a homicide.

A 25-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder and was also taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.

Another man, 23, suffered two gunshot wounds to the right arm and was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, police said. A fifth man, 21, was struck in the shoulder and listed in fair condition at the same hospital, according to police.

No arrests have been reported.

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