South Shore: 7 people shot, 2 dead at South Side liquor store

Written By Chicago News Report on Sunday, February 19, 2012 | 2/19/2012 07:37:00 PM

At least seven people have been shot in Chicago's South Side, South Shore neighborhood, said officials.

The shooting occurred at a liquor store on the 2500 block of East 79th Street, near East 79th Street and Essex Avenue, around 6:46 p.m.

The closest liquor store to that location is Budget Food & Liquor at 2504 East 79th Street.

Seven people were shot, two of them are dead, said police.

Five people were transported to area hospitals; with patients going to Jackson Park, Trinity, and Comer Hospitals.

The patient taken to Comer Children's Hospital is said to be 13-years-old.

CTA buses traveling in the vicinity of the shootings have been temporarily rerouted. 

No further details are available.

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