2 dead in Calumet City shooting

Calumet City police officers talk with a woman today near What's Up Bar & Grill in Calumet City, where two people were killed and two others wounded in a shooting early Saturday morning. (Keri Wiginton / Chicago Tribune / April 21, 2012)

Two people were killed and two others wounded in a shooting outside a Calumet City club early Saturday morning, according to police.

Police exchanged gunfire with an offender, according to Calumet City Police Chief Edward Gilmore, and it's not yet clear if that individual was one of the two killed.

An argument inside the What's Up Bar & Grill at 735 S. Torrence Avenue spilled outside and the four were shot between 1:30 and 2 a.m., Gilmore said.

A woman survived the attack and was taken to Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Hammond with a gunshot wound to her leg, Gilmore said. Another man was shot multiple times and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, he said. No conditions were available.

The Cook County medical examiner's office was not notified of the deaths as of 7 a.m.

The Illinois State Police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are helping Calumet City with the investigation, and it's not clear whether anybody is in custody.


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