2 people dead, 8 wounded in violence near Chicago Avenue and State Street
Details about what led to the shooting weren't immediately released by police, but a witness said the shooting appeared to stem from a fight outside the restaurant.
Update 2: CPD has decreased the number wounded by one. The updated count is now 2 people dead, 7 wounded.
Update: Chief Juan Hernandez of the city’s fire department said the shooting prompted officials to stop a Red Line subway train between two stations to allow police to search for weapons on the rails, according to the Chicago Tribune. Hernandez said the department evacuated passengers at about 11:30 p.m. Trains were running as normal Friday, the Chicago Transit Authority said.
Superintendent Brown said he is “confident our officers captured the shooter and recovered the weapon used.”
CHICAGO — Two people are dead and another eight wounded following gunfire on the Near North Side last night, with the primary incident having occurred near the McDonald's fast food restaurant at Chicago Avenue and State Street that sent bystanders scattering, authorities said.
CWBChicago wrote up the preliminary information on additional shootings in the area, as investigators work to understand just what happned last night.
The primary shooting incident about 10:40 p.m. Thursday near a McDonald's on the city's Near North Side, a few blocks from the city’s Magnificent Mile shopping district. One person was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered, police said in a statement.
Details about what led to the shooting weren't immediately released by police, but a witness, Deonna Jackson, 18, said the shooting appeared to stem from a fight outside the restaurant.
“When the fight first started, we were right next to them,” Deonna Jackson, 18, told the Chicago Sun-Times. ”We had to run because I didn’t want anyone to swing on me.”
The shooting comes amid a surge in deadly violence in the city in recent years. And it follows a deadly shooting last weekend in downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park that killed a teen and led the city to tighten a curfew for young people as part of efforts to curb violence.
As paramedics and officers responded Thursday, a fight erupted between two people across the street from the scene of the shooting, the Chicago Tribune reported, and some people crossed a line of police tape and argued with officers before they were moved away.
Police didn't immediately release the names or ages of the dead. Additional details about the circumstances of the shooting weren't immediately released. An investigation was ongoing.
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