2 shot, newborn baby among 5 hospitalized in Gresham shooting, rollover crash, Chicago police say

ByEvelyn Holmes and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Saturday, March 23, 2024
Baby among 5 hospitalized in South Side shooting, rollover crash: CPD
Two people were shot Saturday in Gresham. A newborn baby was among five hospitalized after the victims' car crashed fleeing the shooter, police said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Five people were hospitalized after a shooting and rollover crash Saturday on the city's South Side.

A vehicle occupied by four adults and a newborn baby was driving around 12:14 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Wood Street when an unknown man fired shots, Chicago police said.

The victims' vehicle crashed and flipped over while fleeing the shooter, police said. The vehicle hit two parked vehicles and appeared to land on its side.

A 40-year-old man was shot in the arm. He was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital in good condition. A 37-year-old woman had a graze wound to the stomach and was taken to Christ Hospital in good condition.

The three other passengers, including a newborn baby, were taken to hospitals for observation, police said.

"I heard these shots, like a heavy rifle," witness Jonathan Sanders said.

Some residents said there is nothing but shock, disbelief and fear.

"I had to come down here and see what was going, because... wow, it's serious," one resident said.

No one was in custody. Police continue to investigate.

No further information was immediately available.

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