Chicago gunfire on Independence Day leaves five victims shot

A festive 4th of July celebration turned into a scene of tragedy and chaos in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood on Wednesday morning. Gunshots rang out, leaving one man dead, another critically injured, and four others wounded. The Chicago Police Department is actively investigating the incident, which occurred at around 4:45 a.m. on South Ada Street near West 56th Street.

According to preliminary findings, a group of people had gathered outside to celebrate Independence Day when an unidentified individual suddenly opened fire. The hail of bullets struck five victims, causing widespread panic and confusion.

Among the victims was a 35-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. He was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center but was tragically pronounced dead. Additionally, a 21-year-old man was brutally beaten and sustained head injuries. Initially, the police reported that he had succumbed to his injuries. However, authorities were later able to clarify that he was actually in critical condition at Stroger Hospital.

Four other individuals were also wounded in the shooting and promptly transported to nearby hospitals. Three victims, including a 23-year-old man shot in the abdomen, were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where they were listed in critical condition. Two other victims, a 21-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man, suffered gunshot wounds to their legs and were reported to be in stable condition. Another man, aged 29, was shot in the left foot and left leg. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and is also listed in stable condition.

The Chicago Police Department has confirmed that no suspects are currently in custody. Detectives are actively investigating the incident, hoping to gather crucial evidence and identify the shooter. The motive behind the attack is not yet known.