A mass shooting in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the city’s South Side left a 28-year-old man dead and injured six others late Tuesday, authorities said.
Several gunmen came up to a crowd of people standing on the sidewalk near the corner of East 37th Street and South Michigan Place just before 10:40 p.m. and began shooting, police said.
A large family and neighbors were standing outside for a barbecue when the bullets started flying, said a relative of the injured who came to the crime scene. Kids were running with hot dogs in their hands and older family members were hanging out when the gunmen opened fire, he said.
The 28-year-old man was shot in the back and pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.
A 21-year-old woman shot in the left knee, a 28-year-old woman shot in the left leg and a 45-year-old woman shot in the right buttocks were taken to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.
A 46-year-old woman shot in the right leg and a 27-year-old woman shot in the left leg were taken to Mercy Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.
A 30-year-old man went in a private vehicle to Northwestern University with gunshot wounds to the right leg and had his condition stabilized.
Man, 48, fatally shot in West Town
In a separate shooting, a 48-year-old man was shot in the chest near his home in the West Town neighborhood on the West Side just before 2:25 a.m., police said.
He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The man was walking down the street in the 1300 block of West Huron Street when someone came up to him and fired a shot.
The victim lives around the corner from the shooting and was on the way to meet a friend after getting of work at a bakery, said a neighborhood, who requested anonymity.