Drive-by gunman shoots 5 people leaving concert at United Center

CHICAGO — Five people were shot when a drive-by gunman opened fire on them as they left a concert at the United Center early Thursday. All of the victims are in good condition, according to Chicago police.

The victims were on a sidewalk in the 2000 block of West Monroe when the shooter fired at them from a car around 12:14 a.m., according to CPD.

Two of the victims ran back to the United Center to get help. Others got into a car and drove a short distance to get help. Yet another was found in the 100 block of North Oakley.

Police said a 15-year-old boy was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left leg.

The other four victims were taken to Stroger Hospital:

  • A 16-year-old boy shot in the right arm
  • A 16-year-old boy shot in the right leg
  • An 18-year-old man shot in the right leg
  • An 18-year-old man with a graze wound to his left arm

At least two vehicles, including a taxi cab, were struck by bullets, but no injuries to passengers or drivers were reported.

Police did not provide a description of the gunman or the getaway car. No arrests have been made.

Chicago had recorded 33 mass shootings this year as of October 29, according to HeyJackass, an independent crime-tracking website. A “mass shooting” is generally defined as a single event in which four or more people are shot.

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