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7 Injured in South Chicago Mass Shooting

Anyone who witnessed the shooting is asked to contact Chicago police by calling 312-747-8205 or submitting a form online

Seven people were transported to local hospitals after a shooting Sunday afternoon in the South Chicago neighborhood, law enforcement said.

According to a Chicago police spokesperson, multiple people were shot at approximately 3:40 p.m. in the 2900 block of East 79th Street near South Exchange Avenue.

The incident began individuals inside two cars started talking to a group gathered outside a pizza restaurant, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said in a news conference Sunday evening.

Surveillance video showed shots were fired from inside at least one of the vehicles, but it wasn't immediately clear how many individuals opened fire on the group, authorities said.

None of the victims fired shots, police stated.

Two of the victims were taken to hospitals in critical condition, while the five others were said to be in serious condition, according to the police superintendent.

Detectives were investigating to determine the cause of the shooting, including whether the victims were targeted or if the incident occurred after an altercation.

"What I will say about this one is whether it was a targeted shooting or an altercation is unacceptable," Brown stated. "And we're going to put all of our efforts forward to solve the shooting and bring those to justice that were involved."

Brown urged any witnesses or others with information about the incident to contact Chicago police. Tips can be submitted by calling 312-747-8205 or through an anonymous form online.

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