Mass Shooting in Bronzeville, 1 Dead, 6 Wounded

(WLS) Seven people were shot, one of them fatally, in a mass shooting Tuesday night on Chicago’s South Side, two blocks from Chicago police headquarters. Five of the wounded were women.

Gunfire broke out just after 10:30 p.m. in the first block of East 37th Street in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood. Investigators said there was a large gathering of people outside at the time of the shooting.

The victims were standing on the sidewalk when a group of males walked up and fired shots from the corner, police said.

Alfred Mitchell Jr., 28, was shot in the back and pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in Chicago’s Fuller Park neighborhood on the city’s South Side.

A 21-year-old woman shot in the left knee, a 28-year-old woman shot in the left leg and a 45-year-old woman shot in the right buttock were all taken to Stroger Hospital, police said. A 46-year-old woman shot in the right leg and a 27-year-old woman shot in the left leg were taken to Mercy Hospital. All of their conditions were stabilized.

A seventh victim, a 30-year-old man, suffered gunshot wounds to the right leg and later showed up at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. His condition was also stabilized.

Andrew Holmes, an anti-violence activist in Chicago, said the suspects could have been captured on surveillance video.

“We are hoping that some of the surveillance cameras that are on some of these buildings, some of these poles, may have captured the license plates, the car that these individuals are in,” Holmes said.

Police have no one in custody. Area Central detectives are investigating.

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