2 women killed, man injured in ‘targeted' South Side shooting: police

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Chicago Police investigate the scene where two women were shot and killed along with one man wounded, Monday night, in the 7700 block of South Eggleston, in the Winneconna Parkway neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Two women are dead and a man injured after what police are calling a “targeted” shooting Monday night on the South Side.

Brittani Rice, 18, and Senobia Brantley, 19, were sitting in a parked vehicle at 11:38 p.m. in the 7700 block of South Eggleston Avenue when three males got out of a dark blue sedan and started firing at the vehicle, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The suspects then drove off.

Chicago Police Capt. Gilberto Calderon said at a media briefing Tuesday that the women appeared to have been targeted, although the motive is under investigation.

“There’s no gang conflict in the area, so it’s puzzling, actually, to have this act occur here in this community,” Calderon said.

Rice and Bratley were both shot several times in the body and taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where they were pronounced dead minutes later, police and the medical examiner’s office said.

A 19-year-old man who was in the vehicle with them took himself to University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and his condition was stabilized.

All three victims were friends and worked together at a store nearby, Calderon said.

Area South detectives are investigating.