Three shot to death while breaking into home in East Side

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - Three people were shot to death Sunday evening in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side, and the shooter told police they were breaking into his home.

A police source said a man shot the three after they broke into his home. No charges have been filed against the homeowner, who had a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card.

Police, however, are still trying to confirm that account.

“We have noticed inconsistencies in his story and detectives are continuing to investigate,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Monday morning.

“We’re in the middle of the interrogation,” Guglielmi said, noting that he could not share any additional details. “We’re pressing pretty hard.”

Narcisco J. Ledesman, 22, of North Austin; 17-year-old Antonio J. Lopez of East Chicago, Ind.; and a 24-year-old woman all suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body at 5:30 p.m. in the 10200 block of South Ewing, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. The woman’s name has not been released.

All three were pronounced dead at the scene.

Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza’s 10th Ward office is about three blocks south of the home where the shooting occurred.

“Right now they’re calling it self-defense,” she said, noting that she’d received details about the shooting from the commander of the 4th District police station.

“I an understand people’s fear,” she said, relating to how the homeowner said he reacted after finding intruders inside his home.

The shooting happened on the same block as St. Francis de Sales High School and steps away from 103rd and Ewing, where a bus picks up students who attend Catholic schools in other parts of the city, according to one local resident.

Three people were killed in a Sunday evening shooting in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side. Narcisco Ledesman, 22 of North Austin; 17-year-old Antonio J. Lopez of East Chicago, Ind.; and a 24-year-old woman all suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body at 5:30 p.m. in the 10200 block of South Ewing and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. The woman’s name has not been released.

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