Near North Side shooting: 2 killed, 7 others wounded near McDonald’s in Chicago – Chicago Sun-Times
Two people were shot dead and seven injured in a mass shooting in downtown Chicago on Friday May 20th, 2022.
Chicago’s 18th police district has seen the most homicides in 17 years and the most shootings since at least 2010. The city is “awash in guns” and the superintendent’s plan to assign fixed police posts at State and Chicago is failing miserably.
Police were responding to a fight at a McDonald’s when shots rang out. They chased the gunman onto the Red Line subway platform and arrested him along with another person who tried to help him escape.
Five people were taken to hospitals, including a 31-year-old man, a 17-year-old boy, a 19-year-old man, and a 46-year-old woman.
Four men, aged 31 to 29, were shot in the hand, arm, and two graze wounds, but were in good condition.
Police chased the suspects, stopping at least one train and evacuating passengers.
Onlookers began fighting with each other as officers blocked off the streets around the McDonald’s.
Commuters walked through blood, broken glass and other debris from the shooting scene, which was not cordoned off by crime scene tape.
The city’s Department of Buildings closed the McDonald’s after finding “dangerous and hazardous electrical conditions” and said repairs were needed before the place can reopen.
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- Near North Side shooting: 2 killed, 7 others wounded near McDonald’s in Chicago Chicago Sun-Times
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