A woman was fatally shot and eight others were wounded in a mass shooting that took place on Chicago’s West Side early Sunday morning. The incident occurred in the North Lawndale neighborhood on South Keeler Avenue around 1 a.m. when a group of women were gathered. According to Chicago police, unidentified individuals exited a black Jeep and opened fire on the group.
The 21-year-old victim sustained a gunshot wound to the face and was rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition. Tragically, she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Another woman, aged 28, was shot eight times in the torso and also transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition. The remaining seven women suffered non-life-threatening injuries and have been listed in stable condition at Mount Sinai and Stroger Hospitals.
Among the injured were a 20-year-old woman shot in the right thigh, a 24-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the right wrist, a 28-year-old woman shot in the right knee, a 30-year-old woman with two gunshot wounds to the right shoulder and two more to the right arm, a 31-year-old woman grazed in the leg and forearm, and a 33-year-old woman with a graze wound to the stomach. The age of the ninth woman, who sustained a graze wound to the right arm, was not disclosed.
As of now, no arrests have been made, and the authorities are actively investigating the incident. The motive behind the fatal mass shooting remains unknown. To help with the investigation process, police are asking anyone with information to come forward. The investigation into the mass shooting continues as the authorities work to bring the perpetrators to justice.