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Thursday, 24 April 2008

worst mass killings in Chicago Anthony Scales Jr., Donovan Richardson, Whitney Flowers and Rrs, three men and two women were found shot to death

Authorities would not identify the victims, but relatives said four of the dead were Anthony Scales Jr., Donovan Richardson, Whitney Flowers and Reginald Walker. They were in their 20s. The fifth victim's name was not known.In one of the worst mass killings in Chicago in years, three men and two women were found shot to death Wednesday afternoon in a ransacked South Side home.Police are investigating whether the two-story home in the 7600 block of South Rhodes was being used as a house of ill repute, a source saidThe victims were found on the first floor of the home, police said. At least one was shot in the head One of the women was nude and the other was partially clothed, sources said.Police said they did not have a motive for the shootings. But relatives of Richardson suspect the home was targeted for a robbery, possibly of his jewelry and art.Richardson lived in the home with Flowers and they had a 2-year-old son, relatives said.Her mother, Cheryl Flowers, arrived at the scene about 6 p.m. "That's my daughter, that's my daughter," she said, weeping and collapsing into the arms of a relative.She said her daughter did not show up for work at a suburban club where she is a dancer.Police said they did not know when the shootings happened. But Scales' girlfriend, April Rutherford, told the Sun-Times she was at the home at a barbecue until late Tuesday with Scales and Richardson. When she returned early Wednesday, music was blaring but the doors were locked.She went to Scales' home where she slept, then returned to the Rhodes address Wednesday afternoon with a relative of Scales.
They found a back door open and music blaring and saw the bodies inside. Rutherford said she called the police.A nearby day care center was closed and the children sent home as a precaution.The slayings were the deadliest in the city since 2003, when a gunman entered a South Side auto parts warehouse and gunned down six people before dying in a shootout with police.

1 comments:

buffy_oneil said...

God be with the familys of these men and wo men that did not deserve to lose there lives to someone elses rage. God Bless you all and they are in a better place.

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