CHICAGO (WLS) --Four people were shot while they were standing outside a restaurant in Chicago's West Englewood neighborhood. This shooting is the latest in what could be the deadliest August the city has seen in 20 years.
The gunman walked out of a vacant lot near a polish sausage and hot dog stand in the 6800-block of South Ashland Avenue and opened fire around 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
A 34-year-old woman was shot in the right leg and was transported to Holy Cross Hospital. A 59-year-old woman was shot in the left knee and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. A 22-year-old man was shot in the right arm and was taken to Stroger Hospital. A 24-year-old man was shot in the left leg and was also transported to Holy Cross. All four victims' conditions stabilized, police said.
Area South detectives are investigating the shooting. Police said both male victims are documented gang members. No one is in custody.
More than 2,800 people have been shot in Chicago this year. Police blame a vast majority of the shootings on gang members. They said most of the suspects are on the Chicago Police Department's strategic target list.
The CPD is expected to release the latest crime numbers Wednesday night. Depending on what those numbers are, the last month could be the most violent August since 1997.