Two people were killed and seven others were injured in a shooting in Washington Park Tuesday night, Chicago police said.
Just before 8 p.m., two groups of people were in the park when a fight broke out and shots were fired, Chicago Police Department Deputy Chief Fred Melian said at a news conference at the park across the street from the University of Chicago Medical Center. emergency room
Paramedics responded to East 51st Street and South Champlain Avenue and took five men and a woman to the University of Chicago Medicine, police said.
A 19-year-old man was taken to Inside Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the right shoulder, police said. Another man, 46, and a woman, 33, self-transported to the U of C with graze wounds to her right calf and right arm, respectively.
One of the two dead has been identified as Lionel Coward, 43, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the back of the head and was pronounced dead at the U. at 8:42 p.m.
Another person who died – a 20-year-old – was initially taken to UC in critical condition. He was pronounced dead at 9:55 p.m. after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to his body, according to the medical examiner’s office and police. He has not yet been identified.
Paramedics transported to U. of C. All other victims are listed in fair condition. A 30-year-old man was shot in his left jaw, a 39-year-old man was shot in the right ankle, a 27-year-old woman was shot in the upper left thigh and a 22-year-old man was shot in the left elbow.
No one was in custody as of Wednesday morning.
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