Two people are in custody after 13 people were shot including a 16-year-old boy Sunday morning inside and outside near a residence in Englewood on the South Side, Chicago police said.
According to police, around 12:35 a.m. officers were alerted by ShotSpotter technology of shots fired in the 5700 block of South May Street.
“I was awoken by the sound of, seemed like 4, 5, or 6 gunshots and it seemed pretty loud, so it seemed kind of close,” Neighbor, Terrence Daniely said. “I didn’t see any commotion when I looked out the window but then shortly after I heard the sounds of people screaming and running from a party on the street.”
“It was just so many people out, so many cars on the street, and the police response was amazing, it seemed like there were 100 police officers running to the scene,” Daniely said.
Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller gave an update Sunday morning.
According to Waller, shots were initially fired inside a residence stemming from a dispute when people started to filter outside into the streets.
Once people were outside, police said a person who was inside of the residence also started shooting at people.
“This is an isolated incident that stemmed from inside that party and flowed onto the street,” Waller said. “Shots were fired inside, everyone started to leave, and that’s when shots were fired outside.”
According to Waller, seven people were transported with gunshot wounds from the scene and six others transported themselves.
A 16-year-old boy was taken to an area hospital in critical condition but has since been stabilized, Waller said.
Four others are still in critical condition, police said. The victims were between 16 and 48-years-old.
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Source: ABC 7 Chicago