Loop shooting leaves 1 man dead, another injured overnight

One man is dead and another is injured following a shooting in the Loop overnight. Chicago police released few details about what happened, and officers at the scene said they were getting little information from bystanders.

Police responded to calls of shots fired in the 400 block of South Clark Street at 3:20 a.m. They found a 29-year-old man lying unresponsive in a parking lot with gunshot wounds throughout his body. He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

A short distance away, officers discovered the second victim. According to CPD, he is 23 years old and has gunshot wounds to his right leg and arm.

According to police, the men were standing in the parking lot when someone fired shots from a black sedan. Cops found about a dozen shell casings at the scene.

So far this year, 24 people have been shot in the Loop, up from 18 at this point last year, ten as of this date in 2020, and four victims in all of 2019, according to records maintained by CWBChicago.

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