CHICAGO, IL – A shooting incident in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side left four people injured, with one fatality, according to the Chicago Police Department. The incident unfolded in the 6100-block of South Justine Street shortly after 9:10 p.m.
Police responded to reports of gunfire and discovered the victims in an alley. Tragically, a 35-year-old man, who had sustained two gunshot wounds to the head, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 60-year-old woman, struck once in the head, was rushed to Holy Cross Hospital in critical condition. Another victim, a 52-year-old individual shot in the thigh, was transported to Stroger Hospital, also in critical condition. The gender of this victim was not immediately disclosed by the Chicago Police Department. Additionally, a 64-year-old man, who had been shot in the arm, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and reported to be in good condition.
Witnesses at the scene reported seeing a male suspect firing shots at the entrance to the alley before fleeing. The incident adds to the growing concern of violence in the area, with community leaders expressing their frustration and fatigue.
Chicago Street Pastor Donovan Price voiced his weariness with the ongoing violence, citing multiple incidents, including child shootings and mass shootings, occurring within a short span of time. He emphasized that this surge in violence is occurring neither in the summer nor winter seasons.
As of now, no suspects are in custody, and detectives from Area One are actively investigating the case.