4 critically injured in West Pullman shooting, Chicago police say

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team and Liz Nagy WLS logo
Friday, June 14, 2024
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A Chicago shooting Thursday left four people, three woman and a man, critically injured on South Michigan Avenue in West Pullman, police said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- At least four people were shot and taken to hospitals in serious to critical condition Thursday evening on the city's Far South Side.

The shooting happened around 6:38 p.m. near East 119th Street and South Michigan Avenue, Chicago police said.

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Three women and one man were near the sidewalk outside a liquor store when they were shot, police said. Someone in an unknown vehicle approached and fired shots at the victims.

They were all transported to hospitals with life-threatening injuries, Chicago fire officials said.

Two women, ages 22 and 23 victims were both shot in the leg and taken to Christ Hospital and the other two victims, a 29-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man, were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center with gunshot wounds, police said.

Investigators paced the bullet-littered intersection, dropping marker after marker over spent shell casings. There were nearly 30 of them.

The sound of each being fired was unmistakable to people nearby.

"More than 15 shots right away... constantly," resident Jesus Quiroga said.

Whether or not the bullets hit who they were intended for is unclear. A woman named Jasmine nearby raced to the area after getting a panicked phone call from a friend.

"I really don't know what happened. I just know that my friend got shot in her leg," Jasmine said. "It is sad... I hope this is a wake up call to everybody to stay away from that [liquor] store. It's not somewhere where you should be trying to stop, especially not with kids... lollygagging."

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"The liquor store. It happened again on Sunday... and it happened again today. What's that, four days later? And it's going to happen again tomorrow."

Police are trying to track the origin of the gunfire and trying to put a stop to the cycle of shootings.

No one was in custody. Chicago police continue to investigate.

No further information was immediately available.

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