Several surveillance cameras recorded a mass shooting that left four people injured and a fifth dead early Sunday in Wicker Park, but police have not announced any arrests so far.
At least one gunman fired about 30 rounds during three bursts of gunfire as a group of people stood on the sidewalk outside a nightclub in the 1500 block of North Milwaukee around 3:42 a.m. Footage from one video camera was provided to CWBChicago.
About eight shots ring out in the initial round of gunfire, which sends most of the group running for cover. Other people stay behind and tend to at least one person who has fallen to the sidewalk.
Nearly 30 seconds later, another burst of 12 shots is heard. Then six. Then three more.
Police said the shots came from a dark-colored sedan. But some witnesses who spoke with CWBChicago believe there was more than one shooter.
A 32-year-old man died from a gunshot wound to his chest, police said. The other victims are a 30-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound to his left leg, a 22-year-old woman who was shot in the leg, a 25-year-old woman who was shot in her back, and a 25-year-old woman who was shot in her leg, police said. All of the surviving victims were stabilized at local hospitals, according to a CPD statement.
“My office is aware of the fatal shooting that transpired last night in Wicker Park,” Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) said in a statement posted to social media Sunday afternoon. “Though many of the details are still unknown, I’m working with the 14th Police District to learn more of the facts.”
“While we mourn the loss of yet another life to a senseless act of gun violence, I remain committed to working with my colleagues and all community stakeholders to achieve the peace and stability of all 1st Ward residents and for the whole of the City,” La Spata wrote.
Area Five detectives are investigating.