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5th person dies following mass shooting in Englewood

Briana Lawrence was pronounced dead about 2:20 p.m. Saturday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Chicago police keep watch Tuesday afternoon and crime scene tape hangs outside a house in the 6200 block of South Morgan, where eight people were shot, four fatally, inside the Englewood building,
Chicago police keep watch Tuesday afternoon and crime scene tape hangs outside a house in the 6200 block of South Morgan, where eight people were shot, four fatally, inside the Englewood building,
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A fifth person died Saturday following a mass shooting earlier this week in Englewood that left three others wounded.

Briana Lawrence was pronounced dead about 2:20 p.m. Saturday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Killed were Ratanya Aryiel Rogers, 28, mother of a young boy; Denice Mathis, 32, a mother of four boys; Shermetria Williams, 19, the mother of a 2-year-old girl; and Blake Lee, 34, who lived in the home and did odd jobs in the neighborhood.

The home where the shooting occurred is owned by a Chicago police officer who is facing a lawsuit by the city that ordered him to provide more security at the home.

The “public nuisance” suit was filed in March 2020 after a man was shot during a party inside the two-story, wood-frame structure, which has a gray stone front and sought “action to abate criminal activity” at the home.

City officials said the suit stalled for more than a year because the officer, Enrique Badillo Sr., couldn’t be reached — even though he works for the city.

Badillo, who lives in Logan Square, has been stripped of his police powers while the police department investigates.