8 shot, 1 fatally, at overnight party on South Side

A man was killed and at least seven others injured after gunfire broke out at a "pop-up party" early Friday in the Wrightwood neighborhood on the South Side.

It was the second mass shooting at a "pop-up party" this month. On March 15, a shooting wounded 15 people, 2 fatally, at a party in the Park Manor neighborhood.

In Friday’s shooting, at least two men opened fire shortly after midnight at a gathering in the 2500 block of West 79th Street, Chicago police said in a statement.

At least six of the victims were men in their 20s and 30s, police said. One victim was a woman. Several handguns were found at the scene of the shooting, police said. No one was in custody.


The shooting happened at a building where several people were throwing a "pop-up party," police spokeswoman Karie James said. The event was reportedly a birthday party.

A 26-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. His name hasn’t been released.

Another man, 27, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, police said.

A man, 22, was shot in the left knee and a man, 28, was struck in the left leg, police said. Both were taken to the same hospital in fair condition.

Another man, 28, and a woman, 41, both suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen, and were listed in serious condition, police said.

A man, 32, went to the Little Mary of Company Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back, police, said. An eighth person brought themselves to Roseland Hospital with a gunshot wound to the body.

Both adults were later transferred to Christ Medical Center, police said.

About two weeks ago, 15 people were gun downed at a Park Manor business where a party was being held. Two people were killed and at least five others seriously wounded, police said.

The shooting was the most violent attack in terms of the number of victims since last July when 15 people were shot outside a Gresham funeral home.