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Published on May 19, 2024
6 Injured, 3 Critically, in Chicago Mass Shooting on West Side, Suspects at LargeSource: Unsplash/Scott Rodgerson

Gunfire erupted on Chicago's West Side Saturday night, leaving six wounded in what police are calling a mass shooting. According to the Chicago Tribune, a group of men was targeted around 10 p.m. in Garfield Park's 700 block of South Albany Avenue. The victims, ranging in age from 21 to 39, were taken to area hospitals with varying injuries.

A trio of the men, aged 21, 23, and 27, were shot in the back or face and are reported to be in critical condition, per the same Tribune report. All six men were transported to either Stroger or Mt. Sinai hospitals as the police began their investigation into the incident.

In a related account from ABC7 Chicago, the shootings took place in the neighboring Lawndale area. Witnesses described suspects firing into a group of men standing on the sidewalk. Specific details on the victims' injuries were shared, highlighting a 23-year-old with wounds to the back and face, and a 27-year-old who suffered a gunshot to the back and two to the left ankle. The same report noted a 21-year-old was hit in the right cheek.

While the victims' conditions varied, with three fighting for their lives, the other three are expected to recover, sustaining injuries to their legs and ankles according to ABC7 Chicago reporting. The night's violence has prompted a full investigation by Chicago Police Department detectives, but thus far, no suspects are in custody. The community is left reeling as the city confronts yet another incident of rampant gun violence.