CHICAGO — Two people were killed and eight others wounded in a shooting on the Southwest Side Sunday evening.
Police said 10 people were shot in the 2600 block of West 46th Place in the Brighton Park neighborhood at about 5:17 p.m. A man and a woman died of their injuries. One victim was taken to Mt. Sinai in critical condition, and three other victims were taken to Stroger Hospital, including two in critical condition, the Chicago Fire Department said on Twitter.
The two people killed were a 27-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man who police say was a documented gang member.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the shooting took place near a memorial dedicated to 26-year-old Daniel Cardova, who was found dead with gunshot wounds on the 2500 block of West 46th Street at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Police said Cardova was a documented gang member.
A Chicago police spokesman confirmed the second shooting is believed to be a retaliation for an earlier incident. The two masked gunmen who carried out the second attack remain on the loose.
“We are not going to have a summer of press conferences talking about the dozens upon dozens of rifle casings, we will put an end to this.” said the wards Alderman, Ray Lopez.
Sunday’s shooting is raising concerns about the use of military style weapons on Chicago’s streets.
“We got to find out who purchased these weapons and how they’re getting here. It’s simple as this. Somebody is driving them here or hand delivering them to these people because they’re getting on the streets and they’re getting here fast,” said community activist, Andrew Holmes.
Shooting – 2629 W. 45TH . Dep Supt Navarro responding. Incident believed to be a gang related retaliation for early shooting in Brighton Pk
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) May 8, 2017