Shootout leaves 8 injured on Near West Side, murder reported nearby

CHICAGO — Eight people, ranging in age from 18 to 74, were shot during a shootout on the Near West Side this morning, police said. About two hours later, another man was shot and killed about a block away.

The eight victims were in the 1300 block of West Hastings when two people began shooting at each other around 12:14 a.m., police said. Both gunmen fled the scene, according to CPD.

Officers who were first to arrive reported that additional shots were fired while they were on the scene. They detained one man and recovered a firearm, but it is unclear if he fired the weapon.

The officers also declared a “10-1” police emergency, drawing backup units from surrounding areas, as a large, hostile crowd built.

Investigators found dozens of shell casings, unspent bullets, and ammunition magazines at the scene.

Some victims were transported from the scene via ambulance, while others took themselves to nearby hospitals. CPD said the injured were:

  • a 74-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her leg
  • a 36-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his groin
  • a 31-year-old woman who was shot in the leg
  • a 28-year-old man with two gunshot wounds to the leg
  • a 23-year-old man who was shot in the leg
  • a 19-year-old woman with a graze wound to her neck
  • an 18-year-old woman with a graze wound to her head
  • an 18-year-old woman with a graze wound to her knee

All of the victims were listed in good or fair condition. Two refused medical attention.

Then, around 2:09 a.m., a 43-year-old man was shot and killed in the 1200 block of West Washburne. CPD said officers responding to calls of a person shot found the 43-year-old with multiple gunshot wounds. He succumbed to his injuries at Stroger Hospital.

The shooting on Hastings was the second mass shooting of the holiday weekend. On Thursday morning, gunmen opened fire on a home in the 7100 block of South Woodlawn, striking five people.

An 8-year-old boy, a 45-year-old woman, and a 24-year-old woman were killed. Two other boys, ages 5 and 7, were listed in critical condition.

CPD Deputy Chief Don Jerome said the shooting involved a “personal dispute.” Investigators determined that two cars pulled into the neighborhood, and multiple gunmen opened fire on the house. All of the victims were found inside that residence, according to the deputy chief.

“We know it’s personal. We don’t know what it’s about,” said Jerome.

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