The death toll from a Sunday morning fire in the city's Little Village neighborhood rose to nine Monday night after a teen hospitalized in critical condition died.
The Cook County Medical Examiner identified the ninth victim as 14-year-old Cesar Contreras. Another 14-year-old remained in critical condition at Stroger Hospital. Family members said that teen is on life support.
Authorities have identified the other eight victims as 5-year-old Ariel Garcia, 11-year-old Xavier Contreras, 13-year-old Nathan Contreras, 16-year-old Victor Mendoza, 3-month-old Amayah Almaraz, 3-year-old Alanni Ayala, 10-year-old Giovanni Ayala and 5-year-old Gialanni Ayala.
The blaze broke out in a coach house in the 2200-block of South Sacramento Avenue. A neighbor came home around 4 a.m., saw the smoke and called 911.
Relatives said the victims are from at least two families.
More details are still developing.
AS REPORTED BY ABC 7 CHICAGO NEWS