CHICAGO -- In the span of just a few hours, five people in Chicago have been shot, one fatally, in two separate shootings.
A 36-year-old man was killed in one of the shootings; the others remain at area hospitals. The shootings were just a few miles from each other. Both involved multiple victims: two at one, three at the other.
Just before 1:30 p.m., police say two men started shooting at each other outside the Currency Exchange near Garfield and the Dan Ryan. The 36-year-old man was shot and killed; the other shooter, police say, was a 17-year old-boy. He was hit in the leg. Sources close to the investigation say both have gang affiliations. Detectives are investigating to see if charges should be filed.
Just a few hours later, gunshots rang out near 62nd and Vernon in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Two were taken to Stroger; a third was taken to the University of Illinois.
So far police have no one in custody in either shooting, but detectives are interviewing the 17-year-old involved in the deadly shooting at the Currency Exchange.