Chicago shooting: 5 shot, 2 killed during family gathering in Roseland, police say

ByCate Cauguiran, Jessica D'Onofrio, and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Monday, June 19, 2023
5 shot, 2 fatally, in Roseland shooting, police say
A drive-by shooting at a park in the city's Roseland neighborhood left two people dead and three others injured.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Five people were shot, two fatally, on the city's South Side on Sunday evening, Chicago police said.

The shooting happened in the Roseland neighborhood near West 99th Street and South Princeton Avenue. Neighbors told ABC7 a Father's Day gathering was happening before an altercation broke out and dozens of shots were fired. That gathering is part of a decades-long neighborhood event.

During a press conference, Chicago police said a car pulled up alongside the gathering, and someone inside opened fire. Two men, a 37-year-old shot in his head and a 32-year-old shot in his neck, died from their injuries. The 32-year-old victim has been identified as Brian Ross of Chicago.

Chicago police provided an update after five people were injured in a Roseland shooting.

Police said another man, a 27-year-old shot in the buttocks and shoulder, is in critical condition. Two other men, 19 and 25, were listed in fair condition.

All gunshot victims were transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center and Roseland and Christ hospitals.

One woman, who did not want to be identified on camera, said she heard the shots. Her family members were attending the event when they had to drop to the ground after hearing the gunfire.

Officials did not immediately provide further information about the shooting.

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