CHICAGO, IL – Several people were wounded in an altercation that escalated into a shooting in the early hours of the morning in Chicago’s Little Village community. The incident occurred shortly after 3:38 a.m. on the 3500 block of West 30th Street. Chicago police, responding to a shooting report, arrived at the scene to find numerous individuals affected by the gunfire.
Preliminary investigations reveal that the confrontation involved a 30-year-old male victim who was in dispute with an unidentified perpetrator. The altercation quickly took a turn as the unidentified man brandished a firearm and targeted the 30-year-old before hurriedly leaving in a white van.
The victim, who sustained multiple gunshot injuries to the leg, was transported to Stroger Hospital where he is currently in good condition.
In the ensuing chaos, several bystanders were caught in the crossfire. This includes a 22-year-old woman who received a graze wound to the thigh and a 48-year-old woman who suffered a leg wound, both of whom were taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.
Two more bystanders, a 53-year-old male and a 30-year-old female, were also victims of multiple gunshot injuries. The male is in good condition despite wounds to his legs, while the female, sustaining multiple gunshot wounds to her body, is in critical condition. Both were transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital.
Authorities have yet to apprehend any suspects related to the incident and the Area 4 detectives are continuing their investigation.