1 dead, 4 wounded in Brighton Park shooting

CHICAGO (WLS) -- One person was found dead and four others were injured after a shooting on Chicago's Southwest Side Wednesday evening, police said.

An 18-year-old man was found dead at the scene of the shooting in the 4200-block of South Talman Avenue around 6 p.m., according to the Chicago Police Department.

Several others got into a car and drove to the intersection of Western Avenue and Archer Avenue before getting in an accident in a vacant lot, police said. Alderman Raymond Lopez of the 15th Ward said the men who were shot got in a car to try and drive themselves to the hospital.

The 18-year-old man died in the car after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head.

Another 18-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. A 25-year-old man was also taken to Stoger, where his condition stabilized. A 21-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

"Gang killings, plain and simple," said Lopez. "One doesn't like the other so they're going to kill as many of the opposition as they can."

Detectives identified over two dozen bullet casings at the scene. Lopez said an assault weapon was used in the gang shooting.

Police had no one in custody Wednesday night.

Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.
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