CHICAGO
09/25/2012 02:04 pm ET

West Pullman Shooting: 2 Dead, 2 Wounded In Drive-By Incident

Two people were killed and two others wounded in a drive-by shooting in Chicago's Far South Side West Pullman neighborhood early Tuesday.

Quiltavia Patterson, 25, and Jermaine Carter, 38, were killed after shots rang out at approximately 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of 120th Street and Eggleston, according to ABC Chicago.

The shots -- some 17 according to a witness who spoke with the station -- were fired from a dark-colored SUV.

NBC Chicago reports that Patterson, a University of Illinois graduate and mother of 3-year-old twins, was pronounced dead on the scene.

"Chicago is getting reckless, it's horrible," Shantavia King, Patterson's sister, told the Chicago Tribune. "Whoever did this, they need to be brought to justice because she was a good person, a good mother, a good sister, my best friend."

Carter was a well-known tattoo artist, a husband and a father of two. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, he was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:42 a.m.

Just before the shooting, Carter had warned people who had been staying in a parked car nearby that it was unsafe to remain there, his wife Valerie Simms-Carter told CBS Chicago.

Two other people were seriously wounded in the shooting, including a 22-year-old woman and 30-year-old man. Less than a mile away from the drive-by, another man was wounded in a separate shooting about two hours earlier.

No one is in custody in the shooting as of early Tuesday afternoon. A $1,000 reward has been offered by the group No Guns No Violence for information as a police investigation is ongoing.

The previous weekend, three were killed and 14 wounded in shootings citywide, including a teen who was fatally shot about a half-mile away from the Tuesday drive-by. Murders in Chicago, through this month, are up 24 percent over the previous year. Shootings have also increased by 10 percent.

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