|Officers near the scene of last night's triple-shooting in North Center courtesy of Craig Newman|
|Police lead a man away from the shooting scene. Photo courtesy of Brett Anderson.|
The 25-year-old pulled out his own gun and returned fire, killing the first gunman with a shot to the chest.
|A detective examines the shooting scene. Photo courtesy of Craig Newman.|
Neighbors reported seeing people pour out of the rear of the apartment building after the shootings. Some reported hearing shouts of "hide the drugs" coming from the second-floor apartment. Several people are believed to have fled the scene before police arrived.
Two guns were recovered at the scene—one in the kitchen near the dead man and another on the second floor rear porch, where it had apparently been dropped by one of the gunshot victims as he stumbled his way into the alley.
A police source told CWB Chicago early this morning that the dead gang member was associated with the Lawrence and Kedzie Latin King faction. Retaliatory strikes are likely, the source said.