Chicago Shooting: 5 shot, 2 fatally, near CFD station in Loop

ByChristian Piekos via WLS logo
Friday, July 1, 2022
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Chicago police said a shooting in the Loop left two people dead and another three wounded on Wells Street Friday morning.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A verbal dispute led to a shooting in the Loop which left five people shot, two fatally, Friday morning, Chicago police said.

The shooting occurred at about 1:44 a.m. near a Chicago Fire Department station in the 400-block of South Wells Street.

Five men were leaving a business when they got into a verbal dispute with an unknown person who police said took out a handgun and started firing.

A 29-year-old man was shot in the head and transported to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

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A 26-year-old man was shot in the chest and transported to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Three others were wounded and transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

No one is in custody. Area Three detectives are investigating.

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Pastor Donovan Price said it is a tragic start to the weekend.

"This is heartbreaking. It is kind of scary," Price said. "We will look for it and we will be aware of it. I will be wherever is necessary this weekend. I didn't expect it to kick off this soon."

The Fourth of July weekend is normally one of the deadliest in the city. Last year, 97 people were shot, 17 fatally.