4 Shot In South Chicago Heights
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UPDATED 12/13/10 10:11 a.m.
SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (CBS) – Three men were found shot in a South Chicago Heights apartment, and one more was found shot in a vehicle, in what police say was likely a robbery attempt gone bad.
Police arrived around 9 p.m. Sunday at an apartment in the 3300 block of Commercial Avenue in the southern suburb, and found out that two people had just fled the scene in a car. Police chased the getaway car, and the driver ran a few red lights before the car finally stopped at 30th Street and Chicago Road.
Upon approaching the car, police discovered that the passenger had been shot in the abdomen. He is identified as Dylan Anderson, 24, of Park Forest, and was taken to St. James Hospital and Health Care Center in Chicago Heights. He was listed in critical condition.
The driver of the car was not injured, and is not being identified. Police have not indicated if he is a person of interest in the incident.
Meanwhile back at the apartment, police found three other men who had all been shot.
Hubert Lacking, 25, of South Chicago Heights, was found in the doorway with a gunshot wound to the spine. He was also taken to St. James in critical condition, and police believe his spine has been severed.
Robert Daniels, 27, who lives in the apartment, was found with gunshot wounds to the buttocks and head. He was also pistol-whipped, police said. His hospital information and condition are unknown.
The third man, Carl McNeil, 31, suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm. His condition is not known, but police say his injuries are not life-threatening.
South Chicago Heights police believe the incident was a robbery attempt gone bad. Police continue their investigation, and are planning to talk to the two men in critical condition.