Chicago – A 17-year-old has been charged with three counts of first degree murder for the shooting deaths of a woman and two men while the three were in a car Saturday afternoon after picking up a cake at a renowned South Side bakery.
Witnesses picked the 17-year-old Chicago boy out from an array of photos as the person who allegedly shot the three who were all sitting inside a car, police said.
The two men and a woman were shot about 5 p.m. Saturday in the 8700 block of South King Drive, police said. All three victims are believed to be in their 20s, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Police said a vehicle pulled up, at least one person inside opened fire and the motorist drove away.
The shooting happened in a lot used by a Church’s Chicken restaurant and A Piece of Cake, a long-time local bakery in the 8700 block of South King Drive.
Police said the woman and one of the men were dead on the scene. The other man was initially taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, but he died a short time later.
All three remained unidentified, according to the medical examiner’s office.
A bakery worker said the woman had picked up a cake at the shop just before the shooting