7 Wounded in Shootout Outside Theater on the Lake in Lincoln Park - NBC Chicago

7 Wounded in Shootout Outside Theater on the Lake in Lincoln Park



    7 People Shot Early Saturday Morning

    Chicago police are investigating an early morning shooting that left seven people hurt, and NBC 5's Natalie Martinez has more details. 

    (Published Saturday, July 20, 2019)

    At least seven people were wounded in a shooting Saturday in Lincoln Park outside the historic Theater on the Lake complex along Lake Michigan.

    About 3:30 a.m., a group of people was walking towards the lakefront in the first block of West Fullerton as another was leaving, according to Chicago police.

    The two groups began arguing, and people from both fired shots at each other.

    Two of the victims were transported to area hospitals in serious condition, according to police. A 24-year-old woman was shot multiple times in the leg, and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center. 

    Originally police believed six people had been shot in the incident, but a seventh victim, a 46-year-old woman, walked into Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to her chest. She is listed in serious condition, police said. 

    Five other victims were transported to Northwestern Hospital and Illinois Masonic, and were listed in good condition. 

    Police said none of the injuries were life threatening.

    A cluster of yellow evidence markers dotted the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Fullerton Parkway as police scoured the crime scene. Area North detectives are investigating.

    This is the second incident in which several people were shot in the area. Four people were shot, one fatally, on July 7 in the 2500 block of North Lake Shore Drive near Lincoln Park.

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