CHICAGO (CBS)–A manhunt is underway Thursday morning in south suburban Dolton for an armed gunman who police said shot two people.
The shooting allegedly happened on 114th and Dobson around 3:50 a.m.
A residence is roped off with crime scene tape and the front door of the home is reportedly shattered. The windows on the side of the house were reportedly shot out.
A male was reportedly found shot inside the home and a woman was found outside on the porch with gunshot wounds. They were both taken in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Illinois State Police have joined several neighboring suburbs in the search for the shooter.
A K-9 was also brought in to assist police.
City Trustee Tiffany Henyard has complained about this house before, as recently as two weeks ago. She said
She says squatters were likely to blame.
“I’m heartbroken,” Henynard said. “It’s nothing like getting woke up at 3 in the morning and seeing ‘shots fired.'”
Her mother apparently lives on the block.
“That’s not a resident that lives here, that’s someone who took over someone’s house without their permission and they stayed there,” she said. “They do a lot of things that they should not be doing and it should’ve been taken care of sooner and it’s not.”
Henyard says neighbors have called 911 on the house in the past.
Village Trustee Valeria Stubbs said she estimates the town has approximately 400 abandoned homes.
Henyard says all the vacancies have robbed her of her sense of security.
“Right now I feel my community don’t feel safe,” Henyard said.