Police say the shooting at Christ Hospital Oak Lawn is linked to an earlier Auburn Gresham double homicide.

Three men were killed in two separate shootings on Saturday, which police believe are linked.

A shooting that killed a man early Saturday morning after he was shot in the eye just steps away from an emergency room is believed to be linked to an earlier double-murder shooting on Chicago’s South Side, police said.

Around 2 a.m., Oak Lawn police responded to a disturbance call outside Advocate Christ Medical Center after a large group of people were observed near the emergency room entrance in the 9400 block of S. Kilbourn Avenue.

When officers arrived, they heard a single gunshot coming from the group’s location, according to police.

A 28-year-old Rockford, Illinois, man was discovered on the ground with a gunshot wound to his left eye. Officers reported seeing another man fleeing the scene.

According to police, the victim was taken to the emergency room with life-threatening injuries and died there. According to the medical examiner, his name is Brandon McGee.

Witnesses told officers that the man seen fleeing the area was the shooter, and that man was later apprehended.

He was later identified as 36-year-old Marques Rose of Chicago, and police recovered a loaded revolver believed to be the gun used in the shooting.

Rose has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in McGee’s death.

When police were called, both McGee and Rose were believed to be part of the group causing the disturbance outside the hospital.

The preliminary investigation indicates that this incident is linked to a double murder that occurred near the 800-block of W. 87th Street in Chicago shortly before the shooting.

Two men were killed in the first shooting around 12:55 a.m. in Auburn Gresham on the city’s South Side, according to police.

Responding officers discovered both men, whose ages were unknown.

According to police, one man was shot twice in the chest and taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, where he was pronounced dead.

According to police, the other man was shot in the head and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died. Officers discovered a handgun next to him at the scene.

There have been no arrests reported in the Auburn Gresham shooting, and local detectives are investigating.

Rose will be transported to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse at 26th and California on December 4 for a bond hearing, according to police.

The Oak Lawn shooting, according to police, is an isolated incident with no immediate threat to the public. The Oak Lawn Police Department and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are continuing their investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call (708) 907-4051 or text “tips” to (708) 613-8477.

Sources: ABC7, The Sun-Times

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