CHICAGO — Five men were shot, three fatally, in a shooting at an illegal drag racing event that took place in the city’s Brighton Park neighborhood early Sunday morning.
According to police, there were nearly 100 active participants and spectators at a drag racing event at the 4300 block of South Kedzie Avenue around 3:58 a.m., which resulted in an individual firing shots.
A man self-transported to Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to his chest and left thigh. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
Another man, 20, was transported to Mount Sinai hospital with two gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was also later pronounced dead.
A 20-year-old man was also transported to Mount Sinai Hospital with one gunshot wound to his chest and two gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was also pronounced dead.
Police said the three men who died in the shooting each had a gang affiliation.
Two other men, 21 and 19, were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital and are still listed in critical condition. The 21-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his right thigh and the 19-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
There was no further information provided and police are investigating the incident.