One woman is dead and another injured after a man opened fire on them during an argument in River North early Saturday, police said. Officers recovered two firearms from a vehicle nearby that the shooter may have used.
It happened on the 300 block of North State near Marina City around 1:05 a.m.
The women were arguing with a man who retrieved a handgun from an unspecified location and shot them multiple times, according to a CPD media statement.
A 26-year-old woman died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital from gunshot wounds to her chest. The other woman, 31, is in good condition at Northwestern with a gunshot wound to her left thigh, police said.
Witnesses said the gunman escaped in a white Cadillac CTS. About 30 minutes later, a woman in a white Cadillac CTS called 911 from the 400 block of North State to report someone hit her in the head with a chair during a fight.
Police recovered two guns from inside the Cadillac, according to officers on the scene. Cops said the third woman admitted to being at the shooting scene before EMS took her to Northwestern. Two men who were reportedly with the woman in the Cadillac were gone when CPD arrived.
Area Three detectives are investigating.
Saturday’s victims are the seventh and eighth persons shot in River North this year. Two of those victims have died, according to records maintained by CWB Chicago.
By comparison, there had only been one shooting victim in the neighborhood at this point last year and none as of April 30, 2020.