CHICAGO - Three people are dead after a violent Fourth of July.
A 7-year-old boy and two men were killed over night and at least 27 others were injured. An overnight shooting in Humboldt Park left Amari Brown, 7, dead and a 26-year-old woman wounded.
Police said both were standing on the sidewalk in the 1100 block of N. Harding just before midnight when shots were fired. The child was hit in the chest and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. Relatives said they were at a family Fourth of July gathering just before it happened. According to officials, the victims were not the intended targets.
On the 7700 block of South Shore Drive, a 26-year-old man was killed around 1 a.m. The victim was sitting in his car when someone walked up and shot him. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. No arrests have been made.
Police have a potential suspect in custody for a shooting that happened near Navy Pier. Several thousand people were watching fireworks last night, and around 10 p.m. a shooting happened in the 200 block of East Ohio. A teen boy was shot twice in the abdomen when two groups of people got in a fight, according to police. The boy was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious to critical condition.