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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Eight people were shot, four fatally, Tuesday morning in a mass shooting incident in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, Chicago police said.

Chicago police officers responded just before 5:45 a.m. to the intersection of 62nd and Morgan streets for a reported shooting.

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At least 7 people were shot Tuesday morning in Chicago's South Side Englewood neighborhood, according to CPD.

Chicago police said there was an argument inside a home in the 6200-block of South Morgan before the shooting took place.

Four people were pronounced deceased on the scene; none have yet been publicly identified.

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Four others were taken to local hospitals.

A man shot in the back of the head was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in unknown condition, police said. A 25-year old man also suffered a gunshot wound to the back of the head and was taken to Christ in unknown condition. A female victim suffered unspecified gunshot wounds, and is in critical condition at University of Chicago Medical Center. A 23-year-old man walked into St. Bernard Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back; he has been taken to University of Chicago in critical condition, CPD said.

A child was also taken to a local hospital for observation, in addition to those shot, according to CPD.

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Chicago police swarmed an Englewood block after 8 people were shot, 4 fatally, Tuesday morning.

During an unrelated press conference Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot blamed illegal guns for the mass shooting, and said the city needs federal help to help stem the flow of violence. Lightfoot said the White House reached out early Tuesday to offer assistance.

"We must acknowledge this for what it is -- a tragedy that's ripped apart families and inflicted intense trauma," Lightfoot said.

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Mayor Lightfoot addressed an Englewood mass shooting during an unrelated press conference Tuesday morning.

The area where the shooting took place has been closed off, while police investigate.

This is the second mass shooting Chicago has seen in the last four days. A 29-year-old mother of three was killed in a Chatham shooting that left nine others hurt on Saturday morning.

No one was in custody later Tuesday morning. Area One detectives are investigating.

This is a developing story; check back with ABC 7 Chicago for updates.

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A fire broke out at a home in Studio City early Thursday, fire officials said.

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The fire was reported at 2:40 a.m. at a one-story, single-family home in the 4100 block of North Vantage Avenue. The residence appeared to be surrounded by temporary fencing, possibly indicating a construction site, so it’s unclear if the home was currently occupied.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire within 26 minutes, according to LAFD’s Margaret Stewart.

No injuries were reported, a damage estimate was not immediately available, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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