Four men were found fatally shot and bound with duct tape in a Southwest Side garage Thursday night.
The incident happened about 8:30 p.m., and all four men were shot in the head. According to the Chicago Tribune, the men were hanging out in a garage in the 6100 block of South Kildare Avenue with several others earlier in the evening:
Celina Gonzalez, 20, who lives in the neighborhood, said she was driving down the alley Thursday evening when she saw 10 to 15 men inside the garage. The door was open and they seemed to be having a good time, drinking beer.
Gonzalez heard the men laughing. When she drove by, the men began calling to her.
"They said, 'Hey, mami.' They were just talking stupid, trying to get my attention," she said.
Police told the Chicago Sun-Times the slayings appear to be drug-related, and multiple weapons were found at the scene. This type of violence is uncommon in the West Lawn neighborhood, police said.
The victims were identified as Alonso Villarreal, 32; Roberto Rivera, 30; Noel Casares, 25 and Luis Santillian, 30.
Sources told the Sun-Times that one child witnessed the shootings, and left the scene in someone's Jeep. Three children in the home were taken into protective custody by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, the Tribune reports.
"They are just normal people," a neighbor told the Tribune. "This isn't a gang neighborhood."
Police continued searching for suspects Friday morning.