Two dead in South Loop shooting

The victims were found on a sidewalk in the first block of East Cermak. | CPD

A shooting in the South Loop left two men dead overnight, Chicago police said.

Around 1:45 a.m., officers stationed in the Motor Row District reported seeing people fighting and two cars chasing each other near Cermak and Michigan. As officers tamped down the disturbance, they found two men lying unresponsive with gunshot wounds on the sidewalk at 67 East Cermak.

The men were standing on a sidewalk when shots were fired, according to CPD, but no other details were provided. Officers discovered three shell casings at the scene.

Witnesses saw police officers performing chest compressions on both men, but one victim, a 30-year-old man, was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to a CPD statement. EMS took the other man to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to his face and back. He was also pronounced dead a short time later. His age was not immediately available.

Police searched the area for a man seen running west from the shooting scene with a gun in his hand. He was described as a tall, bald, Black male. He remained at large.

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