CHICAGO (WKOW) -- At a press conference Friday, Chicago police say two victims in Wednesday's shooting involving a Madison man are still in the hospital, and says they are "severely wounded and fighting for their lives."
CHICAGO (WKOW) -- Illinois prosecutors say the Madison man suspected of killing his pregnant wife, 7-month-old son, and two nieces has confessed to the murders.
Prosecutors told a judge Friday James Larry confessed to police on videotape and then showed officers where he threw the gun he said he used in the killings.
As the judge asked him questions, Larry kept his head down and answered "Yes ma'am". The judge ordered him held without bond.
Larry is facing multiple charges including four counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of intentional homicide of an unborn child in Wednesday morning's shooting spree. Police say his wife and 16-year-old niece were pregnant when they were murdered.
MADISON (WKOW) -- Chicago police say authorities have filed murder charges against a Madison man accused of the shooting deaths of four of his relatives on Chicago's southwest side.
Officer Darryl Beatty of the Chicago Police News Affairs office says four charges of first-degree murder were filed Thursday evening against 32-year-old James Larry. Larry is also charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder and two felony counts of intentional homicide of an unborn child.
Those killed in the shootings early Wednesday included Larry's pregnant wife, his 7-month-old son and his two nieces, one of whom was also reportedly pregnant.
A woman and a teenage boy also were wounded in the shootings and remained hospitalized Thursday.
MADISON (WKOW) -- A Madison man remains in police custody after a deadly Chicago shooting.
No clear motives yet in the shooting rampage that's left four dead on the city's south side.
Police say James Larry of Madison shot and killed four people early Wednesday morning: his pregnant wife, his seven month old son Jihad, a three year old girl named Keleasa Larry, and 16-year-old Keyshai Fields: also pregnant.
Two people remained in a Chicago area hospital Wednesday evening: James Larry's mother, who friends say is from Wisconsin, and also Larry's 13 year old nephew.
The 13-year-old was allegedly shot in the face while trying to call 9-1-1.
Investigators said a 12-year-old girl fled the scene carrying with her a small baby, while Larry continued to shoot at her. She escaped.
Police say the violence may have started in Madison. They say James Larry and his wife got into an argument, that's when she took their seven month old son.. and drove to a family member's home in Chicago. Police say James Larry followed her from Madison.. to Chicago. Conflicting reports to that though, Larry's sister says there was no argument in Madison. She says the two were coming down for a family visit to Chicago.
But at four in the morning Wednesday, police received a call from someone in hysterics - about a shooting in the Marquette Park neighborhood.
Police found the four dead in bedrooms in the home, and took Larry's mother and the 13 year old boy to the hospital.
They found James Larry around 6 a-am Wednesday morning not far from the scene.
27 News talked with neighbors, friends, and family throughout the day in Chicago.
Raymond LaBoy, a neighbor, says all he heard that morning was, "They told us Keyshai's dead.. Keyshai's dead.. everyone in that house is dead."
Keyshai's half sister heard the news Wednesday morning, and broke down in hysterics.
Danielle Dillard explained she usually spent the night at the home. Dillard said, "I just went and picked her up- she would of been in there otherwise. she would of been in there."
In the afternoon, the crime scene tape was taken down: replaced with teddy bears and balloons. Friends and family held a memorial service in their honor..
Andrea Grant goes to school with Keyshai. She says, "She's a good girl, don't get into no drama.. she's a good girl. We were just talking about that, her baby: what names she's going to give to him."
Kathy Johnson, a mother to one of Keyshai's friends, says she last saw Keyshai at a sleep over at her home. She says Keyshai called her to ask her "how to cook greens," because she liked how she cooked them. She says, "It's unbelievable. I still can't believe it. It's a tragedy."
Still no motive as to what sparked the events Wednesday morning.
Larry's sister Letisha says he had converted to Islam while in jail and through the past week, talked about voices telling him to shoot someone.
Larry remains in police custody in Chicago: no charges have been filed as of Wednesday evening.
UPDATE (WKOW) --- WLS in Chicago talked with James Larry's sister at a hospital in Oak Lawn Wednesday. Letisha Larry says there was not a fight in Madison. She says James and his wife planned to come visit family in Chicago.
His sister says James Larry converted to Islam while in jail and for the last week he has been quoting the Koran and telling his family it is telling him to kill someone. His sister says "he just snapped."
MADISON (WKOW) --- A Madison neighbor of the suspect in the killing of 4 people in Chicago including three children told WKOW the suspect and one of the victims argued loudly last week and she considered calling police.
The 22-year-old neighbor who asked not to be identified said the argument disturbed her so much she went into the hallway of the apartment building on Flower Lane to make sure there were no cries for help. The Madison suspect's apartment is adjacent to a Dane County Head Start program site and a Madison Community policing office.
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