Six people including a 15-year-old boy are shot and wounded in drive-by in Chicago
- Six people, including a 15-year old boy, were injured in drive-by shooting in Chicago’s South Side on Sunday night
- The victims include five men who are in stable condition and one woman who is in critical condition
- They were standing outside when a someone in a black SUV drove by and began shooting
- It is unclear what led up to the shooting and none of the victims or shooter have yet been identified
- The shooting caps off another bloody weekend in Chicago as 54 people were shot and two have died since Friday
Chicago’s latest shooting spree saw six people – including a 15 year-old boy – shot and wounded in a drive-by on the city’s South Side Sunday night.
The boy, four other men and one woman were shot just before 9 p.m. while standing outside on East 71st Street and South Chappell Avenue when someone in a black SUV drove by and began shooting, according to ABC7.
Police have not yet identified the victims or shooter. It is unclear what prompted the shooting and what connections, if any, the shooter has with the victims.
The victims are being treated at the University of Chicago, Jackson Park, and Northwestern hospitals.
Six people, including a 15-year-old boy, were injured in a drive-by shooting on Chicago’s South Side on Sunday night
The victims were standing outside when a someone in a black SUV drove by and began shooting
One woman was listed in critical condition and five men are in stable condition, according to police
Police have not yet identified the victim or arrested a suspect in the shooting
The woman is in critical condition, officials said, though it is not clear what injuries she sustained.
Two of the men, both 21, sustained gunshots wounds, but are in stable condition, according to police. The 15-year-old and 19-year-old were also injured in the gunfire, but are in stable condition. And a fifth man, whose age was not revealed, has sustained a gunshot wound to the buttocks and in also in stable condition.
The black SUV fled the scene and headed westbound on 71st Street. Police have not yet made an arrest in connection to the shooting.
What appeared to be bloody cloths were strewn on the sidewalk at the site of the violence, along with a bicycle that had been tipped over, according to reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times.
A local nail salon on the corner of 71st and Clyde streets had a front window shattered, the outlet reported, and there was at least one bullet hole in a dark-colored mini-van that was parked in front.
The shooting caps off another bloody weekend in Chicago as shooting incidents and violent crime surge into the summer. Since Friday, 54 people have been shot in Chicago and two have died, ABC7 reported.
A 25-year old man, who has not yet been identified, was fatally shot early Saturday in Humboldt Park on the Northwest Side. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police told the Chicago Sun-Times.
And an hour later, a 35-year old man was killed and three others were injured after an argument escalated into gunfire in West Rogers Park on the North Side. The 35-year-old man, who has also not yet been identified, was struck in the chest and leg. He was rushed to St. Francis Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.