The gun violence sweeping across America continues as Chicago becomes the latest victims when two people were shot in South Austin and a drive-by shooting disrupted the River North neighborhood on Sunday morning.
On Saturday night, two people were found shot in South Austin.
31-year-old man was shot in the face and later transported to Mr. Sinai, where he died. The second man sustained a gunshot wound to the leg, arm, and torso, where he is in serious condition.
Investigations indicate that the two victims exchanged fire. However, the incident is currently under investigation with Area Four detectives on the case.
Meanwhile, authorities report that the shooting occurred at 1:11 a.m. in the 400 block of North State Street. Officers responding to a call of shots fired led to four victims at the scene.
The victims include a 29-year-old man who had been shot in the neck, jaw, and chest. A 41-year-old man was grazed on the leg while a 27-year-old man was shot in the foot. The last victim, a 40-year-old woman, was hit in the legs and knees.
All four victims were taken to the hospital. The 29-year-old man suffered the most and is currently facing critical condition. The 40-year-old woman was found in fair condition while the other two were in good condition.
Authorities interviewed a witness who shared that the shooter was driving a white Sedan when they opened fire. After the shooting, the car drove south.
The police are currently investigating the situation and looking for the suspects.
The shooting is not the first as River North witnessed a different shooting incident three weeks ago that left two people wounded.
Two men, aged 29 and 20, were shot by an unknown assailant in a black Jeep that fled north on State Street.
While the younger man received a grazed wound on the thigh and was treated at the scene, the 29-year-old man was wounded in the thigh and brought to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.
The downtown shootings have been happening in the 18th police district, which has seen murder rates shoot up to 100% with shootings up 53%. The district has a total 71% crime rate, including burglaries, motor vehicle thefts, robberies, sexual assaults, and theft.
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