Ten people were shot in the North Lawndale section on the west side of Chicago Wednesday night in two separate shootings five minutes apart.
Five people – including three teenagers – were shot around 6:05pm.
About five minutes later, police found five more gunshot victims less than three blocks away.
All the victims are being treated at hospitals, and two are in critical condition.
Police don’t know if the two shootings are related
‘I’m here to bring you some news; some news that we are tired of hearing,’ Deputy Chief Ernest Cato said during a press briefing Wednesday night
Police are investigating two shootings in Chicago that happened three blocks away from each other within five minutes
‘I’m here to bring you some news; some news that we are tired of hearing,’ Deputy Chief Ernest Cato said during a press briefing Wednesday night.
‘This is becoming an effort where we’re going to need an all hands-on-deck approach,’ Cato said. ‘That approach is going to involve our community…our community who has cell phone photos, who has Facebook information, we’re going to need your help.’
Police didn’t release any other details.
Gun violence has plagued Chicago in 2021 like it has most metropolitan cities across the country.
So far in 2021, there have been 1802 shootings, that’s a nine percent jump from this time last year and a 60percent jump from 2019, according to the latest crime statistics from Chicago police.
During the July 4 weekend alone, 92 people were shot in the city and 16 were killed. This past weekend, 56 people were shot and 11 died.