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Man fires on group of people, including elderly, near Green Line platform in Woodlawn

The victims are a 73-year-old man, a 51-year-old woman, and a man of unknown age at this time.

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Man fires on group of people, including elderly, near Green Line platform in Woodlawn

Update: The third victim is a 39-year-old male. The fourth victim is a 46-year-old male that self-transported to the hospital.


CHICAGO - Authorities are reporting a man fired on a group of people near the Green Line 'L' platform in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the city's south side near lunch hour.



The shooting occurred at approximately 11:37 a.m. in the 6300 block of S. King Drive in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the city's south side. The exact location is where the Green Line 'L' platform where E. 63rd St. and S. King Dr. meet.

Police said a group of people were standing on the sidewalk near the platform when a man approached on foot and opened fire on the group. Authorities were unsure if someone in the group was the intended target, but there are multiple victims.

The first victim is a 73-year-old male who was shot in the lower left leg. He was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in fair condition.

The second victim is a 51-year-old female who sustained a gunshot wound to her lower right back. She, too, was transported to University of Chicago Hospital in fair condition.

The third victim is a male of unknown age at this time. The third victim sustained a gunshot wound to the left arm and was also transported to University of Chicago Hospital in unknown condition.

The offender was described as a black male wearing a red jogging suit. The offender fled the scene in an unknown direction.

According to reports there may be a potential fourth victim who drove themselves to a hospital, but police have not yet confirmed.

No one is in custody at this time. Area One detectives are investigating.



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