One person was killed and three others wounded in a shootout at a gas station on Chicago's Northwest Side early Tuesday, according to police.
The shooting occurred at around 2:44 a.m. at a Shell gas station in the 3000 block of West Belmont Avenue in the city's Avondale neighborhood, authorities said.
The incident appeared to have begun as a fight between two groups in two different vehicles that escalated into a shootout, according to police.
Seven people total were involved, officials said: two men and two women in a Nissan pathfinder and one man with two women in a Honda sedan.
A verbal altercation between the groups turned into a fist fight, at which point two individuals pulled out guns and opened fire, according to police, who pieced together preliminary details after reviewing surveillance video from cameras on the gas pumps and at the store.
Two of the shooting victims in the Honda tried to drive away after they were shot but pulled over two blocks west near North Albany Avenue and met an ambulance there, officials said. They were taken to an area hospital in critical condition.
In total, four people were shot, according to police.
A 25-year-old man was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was pronounced dead with multiple gunshot wounds to the body, officials said. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office did not immediately confirm the fatality and further details including his identity were not available.
A 37-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body, according to police, and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was listed in serious condition.
Authorities said a 20-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot wounds, and a 24-year-old woman was shot in the neck. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, officials said.
Everyone who fired weapons was either wounded or killed, according to police. At least 30 shell casings were found at the gas station, officials said.
Authorities said one woman from one of the cars was taken into custody for questioning. It was not clear whether charges would be filed in the case, and the investigation remained ongoing.