5 Murdered in Chicago
*Editor’s Note: (pictured left to right..Anthony Scales Jr., Whitney Flowers, Donovan Richardson…not pictured are two other victims…Reginald Walker & LaKesha Boss)
Chicago police say the deaths of five people found murdered inside a Chatham neighborhood home were targeted, and neighbors should not panic.
Police said all the victims were beaten before being shot to death. And officers from the police prostitution, vice and narcotics units are also involved in the investigation.
Police brass called on the public to provide any information that may help solve the massacre. They added that the shootings appeared to be well-planned and that the home had been ransacked. Police said they do not know the motive, but they are talking to a number of people in the investigation.
A day after the murders, the house is still ringed in police tape as detectives try and solve the worst mass murder in Chicago since 2003. Investigators have ruled out murder-suicide and now believe more than one killer is on the loose.
“It’s still early but this doesn’t appear to be the work of one person,” said Cmdr. Eddie Welch of the Chicago Police Department.
And police believe the killers planned their attack.
“It wasn’t something that was random,” Welch said. “No killer running in the neighborhood. This was an event that was targeted. They were definitely targeted.”
Police say the home was ransacked. But they wouldn’t say if the killers forced their way inside before shooting three men and two women to death.