CHICAGO (CBS) — A 96-year-old woman is dead and a 57-year-old woman is in the hospital after injuries from a stabbing Tuesday morning.
According to Chicago police, around 11:30, in the 7700 block of South Laflin Street in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, a 96-year-old woman, identified as Myrtis Jackson and a 57-year-old woman were found stabbed multiple times.
Family members told CBS 2 they were stabbed with a pitchfork.
They were both taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where the 96-year-old woman was pronounced dead. The 57-year-old is listed in serious condition.
Family members and neighbors held a vigil in Auburn Gresham Tuesday night.
Police said the suspect is a 41-year-old man. He was taken to St. Bernard Hospital with injuries from the incident. Authorities said he has a history of mental illness.
Area Two Detectives are investigating.