2 shot dead in Calumet Heights basement: police

Two men were found fatally shot in a basement Monday morning in Calumet Heights on the South Side, police said.

Witnesses heard arguing and then gunfire about 8:10 a.m. in the 2600 block of East 92nd Street, according to Chicago police.

Officers found one man, between 50 and 60 years old, dead in the basement, police said. Another man, 49, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Robert Chitty. The identity of the older man has not been released.

An autopsy found the pair died of multiple gunshot wounds and ruled their deaths as homicides, the medical examiner’s office said.

Detectives believe there was only one shooter, a police spokeswoman said. It was not immediately clear if the shooter was one of the fatally wounded men.

Area Two detectives are investigating the shooting.