Chicago shooting: 1 dead, 3 others hurt, including child, after Auburn Gresham shooting, police say

ByLiz Nagy and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, August 3, 2023
1 dead, 3 others hurt, including child, in South Side shooting
A Chicago shooting today in Auburn Gresham killed 1 woman and injured 3 other people, including a child, along 81st Street, police said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman has died and three other people were injured, including a child, in a shooting in Auburn Gresham Wednesday afternoon.

Chicago police said a group of people were on the sidewalk near 81st and Throop when a black vehicle pulled up with several people inside. The passengers got out of the car and opened fire at the group.

Chicago police give an update on the shooting on 81st Street that injured 4 people, incluidng a child, Wednesday.

Roughly 50 bullet casings, more than two dozen spent shells, were scattered on the pavement along the stretch of 81st Street.

The Chicago Fire Department said there were at least two shooting scenes along 81st Street, at 81st and Elizabeth and 81st and Ashland.

Police said a 2-year-old boy was struck in the foot and taken to Comer Children's Hospital in good condition; a 23-year-old woman was struck multiple times and was taken to Christ Hospital, initially in critical condition; a 20-year-old man was struck in the foot and taken to Christ Hospital in good condition; and a 62-year-old man was struck in the back and was taken to an unnamed hospital where his condition is stable.

The 23-year-old woman later died at the hospital, Chicago police said.

Police said they believe the younger man and woman are the child's parents. They said the older man appears to have just been sitting outside at the time of the shooting.

"When you aim at a mother and a 2-year-old child and man sitting there, you have no conscience," said Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church. "You're a coward. You shoot and aim at a baby, you have no heart and no soul."

No one is currently in custody, and an investigation by Chicago police is ongoing. CPD is asking anyone with private surveillance cameras that may have captured this incident to contact them.

Ra'Shaun Hood, 16, was shot and killed on the same block less than two weeks ago. Since then, community leaders said police have again flooded the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

"If people are seeing anything or hearing anything before things happen, let us know about it," said 17th Ward Alderman David Moore. "Call my office, call St. Sabina, call the police."

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