CHICAGO (CBS) — One girl is useless and one other is injured after a capturing in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Police mentioned all of it unfolded within the sidewalk close to the House of Blues.
It occurred simply 4 blocks away from a lately opened sheriff’s command publish geared toward cracking down on crime in that space.
The chaos was caught on the Citizen app early Saturday morning.
“I was right around the corner,” a person may be heard saying on the video. “I pulled up and I seen them surrounding her. They were yelling and screaming.”
Chicago Police mentioned it occurred on the sidewalk no State Street close to Kinzie. Officers mentioned two ladies had been in an argument with an unknown man who then pulled out a gun and shot each ladies a number of occasions.
One of them, a 26-year-old, was shot within the chest and brought to Northwestern Hospital the place she was pronounced useless.
The different girl, who’s 31, was shot within the left thigh and was taken to Northwestern Hospital in good situation.
Bullets additionally sprayed a close-by enterprise, busting out a window at Radio Room.
River North ranks fifth out of all neighborhoods within the metropolis htis yr for crimes starting from prison sexual assault to housebreaking to theft.
In 2019, pre-pandemic, by means of April 19, there have been a complete of 876 crimes in the neighborhood. During the sam timeframe this yr, the quantity is 738.
Chicago Police Department Supt. David Brown addressed it an an outside rollcall earlier than patrolling the River North neighborhood.
“We want to ensure that the public sees us, visible engaging and collaborative,” he mentioned.
During the press convention, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart mentioned the variety of shootings and homicides has dropped over 5 years since they put their first command publish within the Austin neighborhood.
No one is in custody in Saturday’s capturing.