The 2-11 fire was reported about 10:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Lowe Avenue.
Two people are dead – including a teenage boy – and at least eight other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon.
Police have charged the cousin of the slain teen – a 13-year-old boy – with first-degree murder.
The most recent fatal shooting happened about 2 a.m. Monday at a stoplight in the 1300 block of West Cermak Road.
The 30-year-old man was standing outside in the 0-100 block of East 101st Place shortly before 4 p.m. when an armed male approached him and demanded his coat.
Jeffery Smith, 26, was charged with aggravated DUI leading to an accident or death, in addition to citations for negligent driving, failure to reduce speed and a child restraint violation.
The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred Wednesday evening when two teens were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
The victim, a 23-year-old man, was walking on the sidewalk in the 3400 block of West 72nd Place about midnight when an unknown male exited a dark-colored sedan and fired at him, hitting him in the stomach.
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The man, 27, had just exited a vehicle in the 5300 block of South Talman Avenue when a gunman approached on foot and fired at him about 2:50 a.m.
A parolee shot and killed by a South Side store owner during an attempted robbery Tuesday evening was a prime suspect in a shooting that wounded a south suburban police last month.
About 6:30 p.m. a man in his 20s armed with a handgun tried to rob a cell phone store in the 1700 block of East 87th Street. The store’s owner, armed with a handgun himself, shot an killed the would-be robber.
Charges are pending against the driver whose passenger was killed in a crash Monday afternoon on the South Side, an accident police say was drug-related.
Officers found the 18-year-old shot several times in the chest and shoulder about 6:35 p.m. in the 8400 block of South Muskegon Avenue.
Four people were hospitalized early Tuesday after three vehicles, including a Chicago Police SUV, crashed in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
A man was hospitalized late Thursday after he flipped his vehicle and hit a tree while driving drunk on the South Side.
One man, 27, was shot twice in the right arm, police said. The second man, 24, was also shot, but details on his injury were not yet known.
Both were charged late Tuesday night after they were identified as the suspects in several South Side home burglaries.
The fire started in a 1-1/2-story frame house about 1 a.m. in the 200 block of West 113th Street.
In September, 29-year-old Chandus Ousley allegedly stabbed and killed 24-year-old April Dixon inside her apartment in the 3500 block of South Rhodes Avenue.