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Police: 5 People Shot, Including Suspect, in West Loop Gate and Fulton River District

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Several streets were closed in West Loop Gate and the Fulton River District in Chicago Wednesday afternoon after at least five people were shot, including one of the suspects, on Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities.

According to Chicago police, five people were shot during the incident, which started when two cars began chasing one another through the Fulton Market District and West Loop Gate on Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities say that four people, all innocent bystanders, were shot. One of the individuals is in critical condition, according to police.

One of the suspects in the case was shot, and was transported to an area hospital. That suspect, along with three of the victims, had their conditions stabilized, according to a police update.

Several streets were closed after the shootings, including North Jefferson Street between West Washington Boulevard and West Lake Street in the West Loop Gate neighborhood.

West Randolph is also closed between Clinton and Canal Streets, according to Chicago police. Milwaukee Avenue was closed between Kinzie and Grand in the Fulton River District, authorities said.

Witnesses reported gunfire near the intersection of Grand and Milwaukee, and the shooting continued near Milwaukee and DesPlaines, where Chicago police have put up crime scene tape.

One of the witnesses says that a man was firing outside of a vehicle as people were crossing the street at one of the scenes, and that she had to duck for cover as gunfire erupted on the busy street.

We will update the story with more details as they become available.

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