The large police presence outside the condo-hotel quickly drew attention from workers and tourists in the busy area. Officers blocked access to the building using yellow caution tape and police vehicles.
Lt. Jan Tchoryk, 55, is the second firefighter to die this week following 49-year-old Jermaine Pelt, who died yesterday battling a fire on the south side.
One of the firefighters was reported in “very critical” condition. Two others were in stable condition.
Firefighter Jermaine Pelt, who had been with the Chicago Fire Department since 2005, lost his life while battling the multi-alarm blaze.
The victims are 16, 17, and 21-years-old.
Despite his critical injuries, the victim managed to transport himself to Mt. Sinai Hospital. Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated rapidly, and he was pronounced dead a short time later.
According to police reports, the young victim was inside her bedroom in her residence when she heard gunshots coming from the street outside. She immediately felt pain and discovered she had been hit.
All three alleged plotters believed in a radical form of Sunni Islam that views the Shiite branch of Islam as nonbelievers, officials said, and had reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.
The woman who died was being driven home after a family cookout when the crash occurred. Her daughter, a family friend in the passenger seat, and the friend’s 9-year-old grandchild were injured, as were 10 police officers.
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