Dozens of rounds fired in Loop shooting, 4 injured

Four people were shot when two gunmen opened fire on an SUV in the Loop overnight, according to police. It happened at the intersection of Wells Street and Ida B. Wells at 1:37 a.m.

Police said three of the victims were riding in a blue Dodge Durango when it stopped for a red light. Two gunmen on the sidewalk then began shooting at the vehicle, according to a CPD statement.

The intersection of Wells Street and Ida B. Wells in the Loop. | Google

Cops said they found between 30 and 40 shell casings at the scene, including some rifle rounds.

A 26-year-old woman who was crossing the street suffered a gunshot wound to her leg. EMS took her to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

The other three victims arrived at Stroger in the Durango a few minutes after the shooting. According to CPD:

  • A 38-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his back. He was in critical condition.
  • A 31-year-old woman was shot in her legs and back. She was also in critical condition.
  • A 28-year-old woman received gunshot wounds to her left leg

The driver of the Durango fled from the hospital after dropping the victims off. Illinois State Police later located it on the Eisenhower Expressway and detained its driver near the Cook County Courthouse in Maywood.

Tuesday’s victims are the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth persons shot in the Loop this year. There were five shooting victims in the Loop at this time last year, including one that was self-inflicted. At this point in 2020, the Loop had three shooting victims from a single incident in a subway tunnel. In 2019, there were three shooting victims for the full year, two of which were determined to be self-defense.

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