Shootings on Friday Across Chicago, 2 Dead 22 Wounded

Two people were killed and at least 22 others were wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago. Late Friday, three people were shot — one fatally — in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

WICKER PARK SHOOTING

On July 9th at around 3 a.m. Two men were shot in what appears to be a drive by gang shooting in Wicker Park’s bustling Milwaukee, Damen and North avenue bar district early Saturday, according to witnesses on the scene the shots came from a passing car on the Westside of the street.

According to the CPD the two men shot are documented gang members, their ages are 26 and 22, they were standing on the sidewalk on the 1500 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when they heard gunfire and felt pain.

The 26-year-old was shot in the leg, and the 22-year-old suffered a graze wound to his left ankle. Both were taken away by ambulances to area hospitals and both are in stable condition.

The shooting occurred on the east corner of North. Milwaukee Ave, directly in front of the Flat Iron Building which is right next to the Tavern bar. At the time of the shooting the streets were packed with bar patrons the shocked on lookers couldn’t believe this was happening in what they considered to be a safe part of town. Area North detectives are investigating the shooter or shooters are still at large.

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