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Two women were killed, and three children were critically hurt after a mass shooting in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood Thursday morning, according to Chicago police.

Deputy Chief Don Jerome said around 6:15 a.m., officers responded to an alert of shots fired in the 7100 block of South Woodlawn Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found five people shot.

The victims — two women, 24 and 42, and three boys, ages 5, 7, and 8 — all suffered gunshot wounds and were given first aid by the officers.

The 42-year-old victim died at the scene. The 24-year-old was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she died.

All three children were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

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