In the Englewood area of Chicago, a wave of violence claimed the lives of two individuals and injured three others on a Thursday.
The shooting transpired around 5:30 p.m., in the vicinity of West 61st Place and South Union Avenue. Based on the preliminary investigation, two individuals disembarked from a vehicle and initiated the gunfire, a scenario that rapidly escalated into tragedy.
The fatalities have been identified as 20-year-old Jabez Davis and 26-year-old Jarrel Harmon. The wounds they sustained from the shooting proved fatal, marking a grim end to their young lives.
The remaining victims, a 17-year-old male, a 21-year-old male, and a 26-year-old female, were promptly transported to local hospitals. Their injuries, while serious, are not expected to be life-threatening.
CPD Deputy Chief Matt Cline expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims.
The motives behind this deadly incident remain unclear, as does the question of whether the victims were specifically targeted. The police are actively investigating these aspects to piece together the details of the crime.
Cline highlighted that the pleasant weather had drawn numerous individuals outside, where they found themselves caught up in the sudden outbreak of violence.
Despite the ongoing investigation, no arrests have been made yet.