Gunmen shoot 2 people across from Wrigley Field

Chicago police investigate a shooting at 1027 West Addison, across from Wrigley Field, on May 5, 2024 (Provided)

Chicago police are looking for at least two gunmen responsible for shooting two people steps from Wrigley Field on Sunday morning.

Officers conducting a traffic stop near Clark and Addison reported hearing gunfire at 1:13 a.m., and they quickly found the first victim on a sidewalk in the 1000 block of West Addison, directly across the street from the Friendly Confines. The second victim ran into a nearby business after being injured.

In a media statement, CPD said a 36-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man each suffered gunshot wounds to the leg. They were in good condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

A webcam mounted atop a sporting goods store on the corner of Clark and Addison captured the sound of gunfire and screams. The Earthcam video also shows people running across the ballpark’s plaza to get away from the shooting. Watch:

“The victims related to officers that they were shot at by an unidentified male offender who entered a dark SUV and fled the scene,” the police media statement said.

However, investigators, who reviewed footage from cameras operated by the city and the Cubs, determined that two and possibly three men fired shots. One shooter was described as a Black man wearing a red sweater with white flowers. Another was described as a left-handed Black man wearing a white baseball cap, a white t-shirt, and light blue jeans.

The victims are the first people shot in Lakeview this year.

Chicago police units at the scene of a double shooting in the 1000 block of West Addison on May 5, 2024 (Provided)

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