17 shot, 2 fatally, in mass shootings in Chicago, police say

ByDiane Pathieu WLS logo
Monday, June 28, 2021
Chicago police superintendent addresses mass shootings
Chicago Police Supt. David Brown addresses two mass shootings that occurred within hours of each other on Chicago's South Side Sunday.

CHICAGO -- Seventeen people were shot, two fatally, in two mass shootings that took place within hours of each other in Chicago on Sunday.

The most recent shooting took place in the Marquette Park area, and the second shooting occurred in the South Shore area.

In the South Shore incident, five males and one female were standing outside when an unidentified occupant of a black SUV drove past their location and began shooting around 8:45 p.m. Sunday, according to Chicago police.

The woman was shot six times and died at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where some of the victims were taken. A 15-year-old boy, who was shot twice, was also one of the male victims.

There were 11 victims in the Marquette Park incident after three people walked up from an alley to a gathered group and began shooting. Six men and five women were hit with gunshots around 11 p.m. Sunday. One of the women died.

"Hundreds of people looking around, onlookers, family members, people who are injured. Just another night of mayhem in Chicago, summer night. It shouldn't be like this, it shouldn't be like this, but unfortunately, it looks like this may be our summer, definitely going to be our Fourth of July," said Pastor Donovan Price, Street Pastors.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot addressed the weekend violence that included two mass shootings.

A source said some of the victims are known to police and have gang ties.

At least 74 people were shot and six people were killed since Friday through Sunday 11:59 p.m.

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