Advertisement

Shooting 'like crazy' leaves two dead, eight wounded in Chicago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (R) and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland (L) announce an initiative to combat gun violence in the city last July. File Pool Photo by Samuel Corum/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/48a801650398ac7002d789ff9e5a62d3/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (R) and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland (L) announce an initiative to combat gun violence in the city last July. File Pool Photo by Samuel Corum/UPI | License Photo

May 20 (UPI) -- A mass shooting on Chicago's north side Thursday night left two people dead and eight wounded. At least one person was arrested and a weapon was recovered, according to Chicago police.

Chicago police said the shooting occurred about 10:40 p.m. close to Chicago Avenue and State Street. The eight wounded were taken to hospitals in serious to critical condition, according to Chicago fire officials.

Advertisement

The shooting happened after a fight near a McDonald's.

Deonna Jackson, 18, an eyewitness, told the Chicago Sun-Times shooting broke out "like crazy."

At least one train was stopped and passengers were evacuated as police searched for a suspect and a gun.

As paramedics treated the wounded, a fight broke out among bystanders.

"It was frightening," witness Yazan Sheyha told Chicago's NBC 5. "Cause you don't know what's going on. I eat by Subway here because it's close to where I live. I go by this street and I go by McDonald's. What if something happens while I'm walking down the street? It's frightening and it's scary. It makes you feel unsafe, to be honest."

Chicago shootings are up 225% in the city's 18th district, which includes the site of Thursday night's shooting, according to the Sun-Times.

Advertisement

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement