Chicago double mass shootings: Two women killed and 15 injured in two separate incidents
Authorities haven't been able to establish a connection between the two separate mass shootings held in a span of two hours in Chicago
CHICAGO: Two separate mass shootings in a span of two hours left two women dead and at least 15 injured in Chicago on Sunday, June 27. In the first incident, a woman was shot dead while four men and a 15-year-old teenager were injured when a black SUV drove by and shots were fired in the South Shore area around 9pm on Sunday, reports say. The second incident took place at 10.50pm in Marquette Park when three men came out of an alleyway and opened fire at another group, hitting at least 10.
These Chicago incidents follow another shooting that ensued on Thursday, June 24, at a busy traffic light. On June 19, a Puerto Rican couple was murdered in cold blood as they were celebrating Puerto Rico day. A group of Black men dragged them out of their car in Chicago's Humboldt Park and shot them. The man was shot in the head and taken to the nearby Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The woman was shot in the neck and was admitted to Stroger Hospital in Cook County in critical condition where she died on Tuesday, June 22.
In the second incident of shooting, one woman was shot in the chest and was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center. She was declared dead at the hospital. The group of people on whom the shots were fired included six men and four women. In addition to the shootings, a vehicle collision was also reported nearby in which two people were reportedly injured. The relation between the shooting and the crash was not clear at the moment.
The victims of the first shooting are receiving medical treatment at the University of Chicago, Jackson Park, and Northwestern hospitals. According to police, two men, both 21, sustained gunshot wounds and are in stable condition. A 15-year-old and 19-year-old were also injured in the gunfire, but they are also in stable condition. Another man, whose age was not revealed, sustained a gunshot wound to the buttocks and is also in stable condition. The black SUV fled the scene immediately and headed westbound on 71st Street. According to reports, a local nail salon on the corner of 71st and Clyde streets had a front window shattered and one bullet hole was spotted in a dark-colored mini-van that was parked in front.
No suspects have been arrested yet in relation to either of the shootings. Authorities are working to find what may have led to the shootings. However, no connection between the two shootings has been established so far.