2 killed, 3 injured in Chicago’s Loop: Police shooting – NBC Chicago

Five people were shot in Chicago’s Loop early Friday morning, two of them killed, on the same block as a city fire station.

According to Chicago police, five men were leaving a business in the 400 block of South Wells around 1:45 a.m. when they got into an argument with someone.

That person eventually picked up a gun and started firing multiple shots at the group, police said.

A 29-year-old man was shot in the left side of the head and taken to a hospital in critical condition. A 27-year-old man was shot in the chest and taken to the same hospital in critical condition, police said. Both men later died.

Another 29-year-old was shot in the left buttock, a 35-year-old was shot in the left arm and a fifth person was shot in the left buttock. All three were taken to another hospital in the region in good condition.

A spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department said paramedics were immediately on the scene but were unable to help the victims as shots continued.

Witnesses reported hearing dozens of shots in the area.

“It was a lot of shots. I don’t know how many, but it was a lot of shots. Enough to pause for a while and then they started again,” said Justin Smith.

Authorities said no one was in custody Friday morning, but an investigation is underway.

The shooting comes as the city braces for the start of the July 4 holiday weekend.

“It’s heartbreaking…. I didn’t expect it to start so quickly,” said Pastor Donovan Price.

Check back to learn more about this evolving story.

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