Update June 28: Police today confirmed that a 33-year-old man was stabbed during an argument at the Belmont CTA station around 5:30 a.m. Monday. He suffered wounds to his arms and abdomen and initially took himself to a hospital in Hammond, Indiana. The man was later transferred to Stroger Hospital in Chicago.
Three people were shot and three more were stabbed in two incidents as large crowds gathered in the Boystown neighborhood Sunday night, hours after the Chicago Pride Parade concluded.
The shooting occurred at 1:27 a.m. in the 3100 block of North Clark, at the three-way intersection of Clark, Halsted, and Barry.
Officially, police said the three victims were outside when they were struck by gunfire. None of them could provide any information about what happened, according to a CPD statement.
However, officers at the scene said they found about 30 shell casings and live bullets in the parking lot of the Advocate Outpatient Center, 3134 North Clark.
Crime scene tape draped across Clark Street and police examined the exterior of a Domino’s Pizza restaurant while other cops interviewed witnesses nearby.
Police said a 46-year-old woman is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to her abdomen. A 30-year-old man who received a gunshot wound to his knee was in good condition. Both were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. A 37-year-old man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg in good condition, according to CPD.
Minutes after the shooting, Chicago police detained three people near the intersection of Roscoe Street and Broadway after fleeing from police in a pickup truck. Officers said they found shell casings inside the vehicle.
Earlier, two women and a man suffered stab wounds when a woman began flailing a knife during an argument in the 1000 block of West Belmont around 11:27 p.m., Chicago police said. Officers arrested a 24-year-old woman at the scene.
According to a CPD statement, she and the victims got into an argument that turned physical. She allegedly pulled out a knife during the fight and began swinging.
Police said a 28-year-old woman is in serious condition with stab wounds to her chest, arm, and back. A 20-year-old man suffered a stab wound to his back. He was in fair condition. And a 35-year-old woman was in good condition with a stab wound to her buttocks. EMS took all of them to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Police said the alleged offender was also taken to Masonic for treatment of a laceration to her face. She was in fair condition.
The post-parade crowds have turned violent every year since CWBChicago began covering the event in 2013, with occasional shootings and stabbings.
At least ten people were arrested in the hours following the parade. Police recovered a handgun and took a man into custody at Halsted and Roscoe streets around 10:30 p.m.
Earlier, a 21-year-old woman was arrested after she punched a Chicago police sergeant who was taking a man into custody on the 3300 block of North Clark, CPD said. The arrests came as police were breaking up a crowd that was blocking traffic and dancing on cars around 8:30 p.m.
Lakeview Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) publicly expressed his concern about CPD’s post-parade plan earlier this week. Despite the alderman’s concerns, the department’s second-in-command, Eric Carter, announced Friday afternoon that he was reinstating previously-canceled days off for some officers on Sunday.
According to Carter, the reinstated time off was “an effort to reduce the number of consecutive days worked.”
The affected officers are regularly assigned to the detective division and other parts of the city. Some of them would have worked 24 days straight had Carter not given them Sunday off, according to the police union.