At Least 5 Wounded in Gresham Shooting, the 2nd Mass Shooting of the Day in Chicago

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At least five people were shot in Chicago’s Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, the second mass shooting of the day in the city.

According to police, a group was standing on a sidewalk near the intersection of 79th Street and Justine Street at approximately 12:09 p.m. when a car pulled out of an alley and three men got out of the vehicle.

The three men opened fire, striking at least five people, according to Chicago police spokeswoman Michelle Tannehill.

Two of the victims, both adult males, were taken to an area hospital, where they were listed in critical condition with unspecified injuries.

A woman suffered a graze wound to her face, and was taken to an area hospital in unknown condition. Another man also suffered a graze wound to his ankle, and he refused treatment at the scene, according to police.

A fifth victim was transported to Christ Hospital, but updates on the victim’s identity or condition were not immediately available.

The mass shooting was the second in a 12-hour span in Chicago, according to police. Another shooting occurred just after midnight in the 4600 block of West Monroe when a man who walked up to a group and opened fire.

At least five people were injured in the shooting, including two women who were shot in the buttocks. Both were listed in good condition at area hospitals. A 25-year-old man was shot in both legs, but is also in good condition, and a 34-year-old woman was shot in the thigh, but refused medical attention.

An 18-year-old woman was shot in the left leg, and was also listed in good condition.

No suspects are in custody in connection with either shooting. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the shootings were the 26th and 27th mass shootings so far this year in the city of Chicago.

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