3 injured in River North shootings overnight

Two shooting incidents in the River North neighborhood Saturday morning left three people hospitalized, according to Chicago police. No arrests have been made.

In the first shooting, a man and woman were standing on the first block of West Erie when someone opened fire from a silver sedan around 2:28 a.m., Chicago police said.

The woman, age 18, is in critical condition with two gunshot wounds to her back while the 21-year-old man is in good condition with a gunshot wound to his right leg. Both victims are at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Police recovered seventeen shell casings from the scene. The shooter’s car was last seen heading eastbound from a nearby Walgreen’s.

Then, witnesses reported seeing the occupants of three cars engaged in a rolling gun battle near the Ontario feeder ramp around 4 a.m. Officially, police said a 21-year-old man was driving on the 300 block of West Ontario when the driver of a gray minivan shot him in the neck. 

The victim drove himself to Rush Hospital, where he is listed in fair condition. Area Three detectives are investigating both shootings.

Thirteen people have been shot in River North this year — eleven of them since June 22, according to CPD records. That compares to 10 shooting victims in the neighborhood for all of 2019.

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