6 Wounded After Shooter Opens Fire On Large Crowd In East Garfield Park

chicago.cbslocal.com | 8/11/2019 | Staff
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CHICAGO (CBS)– There was yet another mass shooting on Chicago’s streets overnight Saturday into Sunday – the third now in a period of about a week.

As CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reported Sunday, the shooting came as police reported they are dealing with escalating arsenals of artillery on the streets.

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Police were called at 2:47 a.m. Sunday for the latest shooting in the 3500 block of West Lake Street, near St. Louis Avenue, in the West Side’s East Garfield Park neighborhood.

According to police, the victims were among over 100 people attending a street party. Police said several altercations occurred at the gathering.

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“They hang out, have some drinks – that’s what they do,” a witness said.

Discarded liquor boxes and bottles remained lying around the block in the shadow of the Green Line ‘L’ trestle several hours later. One local bar owner picked up the litter in the afternoon.


“I clean up, my neighbor cleans up,” he said.

The bar owner, who did not want his face shown or name used, said what was left behind at the scene was part of a party that someone with a gun violently crashed.

“It’s unbelievable,” he said.

Six people were struck by gunfire, Police said the bullets hit a 25-year-old man and five women between 27 and 38 years old.

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At least two people fired back at the gunman,...
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