A police shooting that left two people dead the day after Christmas is now being investigated by the Independent Police Review Authority.

Early on Saturday morning, an unspecified number of police officers responded to a domestic disturbance call. In a statement, the police department explained, “Upon arrival, officers were confronted by a combative subject resulting in the discharging of the officer’s weapon.”

While the two individuals killed have not been identified by police, relatives say that the deceased are Bettie Jones and Quintonio Legrier.

It is not yet clear what caused the officers to fire at the two individuals. A neighbor who overheard the incident said that around nine shots were heard.

Sunday afternoon community residents will be holding a prayer vigil at the site where the shooting occurred. 

Last week, former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who was charged with murder last month in the shooting death of 17-year-old McDonald, was indicted on six counts of first-degree murder and one count of official misconduct.

The Chicago Police Department is also the subject of a federal civil rights investigation as protestors call for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign. 

 

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