Two people, including a 14-year-old boy, were injured when someone fired shots in a group of people on an Old Town street early Saturday.
A crowd was gathered on the 1300 block of North Hudson when two people began arguing around 2:27 a.m. Police said one of them pulled out a gun during the altercation and began shooting, striking a 23-year-old man and the boy who were standing nearby.
Both victims went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in a car before police arrived. The man was shot in the chest and the boy was shot in the abdomen and leg. Police said they were in fair condition.
Investigators did not find any shell casings at the scene and cops said they received little help from the crowd.
The victims are the 31st and 32nd persons shot on the Near North Side this year, according to records maintained by CWBChicago. Six of those victims died.
At this time last year, the Near North Side had recorded nine shooting victims, all of whom survived. There were seven victims, including two fatalities as of June 4, 2020,