A 1-year-old girl and two teenagers were killed Sunday night in a Chicago highway shooting that injured three other people, authorities said.
No one was in custody in connection with the shooting on Interstate 57 near 111th Street, which occurred around 10:37 p.m. local time and shut down northbound lanes of the interstate for hours, Illinois State Police said in a statement. Two of the victims died at the scene, and four others were taken to a hospital, police said in the statement.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said the 1-year-old girl was pronounced dead at University of Chicago Medical Center. Her name has not been released.
William Smith, 13, and Nasir Hall, 19, were identified as the two people who died at the scene.
Information about the three injured victims was not immediately available.
State authorities have not explained what led to the gunfire, saying in a subsequent statement that "this investigation is still in its infancy."
Northbound lanes of the interstate from 127th to 111th streets reopened just after 4:20 a.m. Monday, police said.
The shooting was one of several incidents of gun violence across the country during the long holiday weekend.
A man fatally shot three teenagers before he sexually attacked a 12-year-old girl at a home in suburban Houston, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said. The suspect was found in the master bedroom of the home in Galena Park dead from self-inflicted gunshot wounds, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.
Four people were killed in a shooting in Linden, New Jersey, and the suspect was believed to be among the dead. The three other victims were described as two adults and a juvenile.
And one person was fatally shot and four other people were injured when gunfire erupted toward the end of the route of Sunday’s Krewe of Bacchus parade, one of the largest of Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, police said. It was not clear what led to the violence.
A suspect was arrested less than a block away, and two weapons were confiscated, police said.