At least 2 men shot in chaotic scene in Humboldt Park

Chicago police are still trying to unravel a complex crime scene after at least two people were shot in Humboldt Park early Saturday. Investigators found guns, bullets, and at least one stolen car, and saw a badly injured man flee the scene in another vehicle that was recently carjacked in the suburbs.

The shooting occurred just after midnight in the 3400 block of West Beach. Officers responding to calls of a person shot found a 25-year-old man in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his head, according to a CPD media statement. A 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg was listed in fair condition.

Witnesses reported that the injured men were inside a car that crashed after they were shot. A rifle was seen lying in the street across from the wounded men. Officers said they found a stolen car in a nearby alley that had a gun and rifle rounds inside.

About 15 minutes after the shooting, officers radioed that a man with a bloody face ran from them and jumped into a white car near Wabansia and St. Louis, about three blocks north of the shooting scene.

The vehicle, a white Nissan Kicks, was recently carjacked in River Grove, according to police records. Officers said it stopped near St. Mary’s Hospital to drop off the injured man, who appeared to have a gunshot wound to his neck, and then fled the scene.

So far, no arrests have been announced. Area Five detectives are handling the investigation.