CHICAGO (CBS) – One man is in essential situation, and one other is wounded following a taking pictures in The Loop Saturday night.
Police stated round 11:41 p.m. each victims had been strolling with a gaggle of individuals when two male juveniles fired pictures into the group.
One of the victims, an unidentified man between 18 and 20, was shot within the neck and chest and was transported to Northwestern Hospital by the fireplace division in essential situation. The different sufferer, 18, was transported to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the left hand.
Two juveniles are being questioned concerning the incident, based on police.
The shootings are a part of the overnight chaos in The Loop that left ain Millennium Park Park as enormous crowds gathered downtown.
Two individuals are additionally being questioned in connection to that taking pictures.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot launched a press release on the taking pictures and says extra measures will happen.
“Earlier this night, a 16-year-old was tragically killed near Millennium Park. This mindless lack of life is totally unacceptable. Tonight, a mom is grief-stricken, mourning the lack of her youngster and trying to find solutions. My coronary heart is breaking for the mom as she grieves this unspeakable loss.
Of course, younger individuals are welcome in every single place in our metropolis, however neighborhood norms require respect for one another, individuals’s property, and the sanctity of life. Anything much less merely won’t be tolerated. We should even have zero tolerance for younger individuals carrying firearms or settling petty disputes with acts of violence. We all should condemn this habits within the strongest phrases attainable and proceed to take motion towards anybody who violates these primary neighborhood norms. And I proceed to name upon dad and mom and guardians to step up, to make sure that your kids perceive primary values of respect, and that you simply take accountability for realizing always the place your kids are and who they’re with.
We can be taking extra actions to cease this lawlessness and can share particulars as quickly as attainable on what extra measures we can be taking to assist stop occasions like this from taking place sooner or later.”