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Families of two fatally shot in Pullman drive-by devastated by loss

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE: It's another case of deadly gunfire. This time four people were hit by the flying bullets, and two of them are dead.

Quiltavia Patterson's family said she was a mother of 3-year-old twins, who recently moved to Springfield to start a new life an aspiring rap artist.

"They need to tighten up the gun violence," the 25-year-old victim's mother Cynthia Patterson said. "It's all for nothing."

"Whoever did this, they need to be brought to justice!" Patterson's sister Shantavia King said. "Something needs to happen to them, she was a good person! A good mother! A good sister! My best friend!"

Patterson was sitting in a car with friends. Jermaine Carter, a tattoo artist who went by the name "Face," was outside talking to the group.

Police said around 2:30 a.m. an SUV sped by down West 120th Street. Someone inside that vehicle shot at the group multiple times. Carter, 38, was fatally shot four times in the torso. Patterson was shot in the neck.

His wife, Valerie Sims-Carter, spoke with FOX Chicago News Tuesday morning.

"When I heard the shooting, I jumped out of my bed and ran into the hallway," Carter's wife Valerie Sims-Carter said. "I looked out the window and seen him laying on the ground, but I didn't realize who it was until somebody hollered out his name and said he's been shot. That's when I told my daughter to run up and get my phone and call the police."

Jermaine Carter's injuries were too severe. He did not survive - dying even before arriving at the hospital for treatment. He was pronounced dead at 3:42 a.m.

Carter's wife also had a message for Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

"To the superintendent and to the mayor, the crime is ridiculous in Chicago," she said. "But you want to worry about a deficit, and not human beings. Everybody's so focused on money, when they need to be focused on human lives. We have a situation here that is worse than Iraq. It needs to be stopped."

Police evidence technicians collected at least 15 bullet casings from the scene, as investigators try to figure out just what motivated this attack.

Three other victims were taken to local hospitals as a result of the shooting, in serious condition. One 22-year-old woman was for treated for shock or anxiety.

Patterson's 22-year-old sister was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County to treat a gunshot wound in her left hip. The 40-year-old was shot four times in the abdomen and once in the arm. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Police said if you have any information on this case, they would like to hear from you.

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