6 wounded in Jackson Park drive-by, Chicago's second mass shooting in 6-hour span
CHICAGO - Six people were wounded, two seriously, in a shooting Tuesday night in Chicago's Jackson Park, the city's second mass shooting on the South Side in a span of six hours.
Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said a rapper from Indiana was live-streaming a music video around 11:30 p.m. in Jackson Park in the 6400 block of South Richards Drive when another group began a Facebook livestream.
"These two separate groups get into a personal conflict, get into an argument …. This conflict leads to an exchange of gunfire," Brown said. "The wounded persons are all in critical but stable condition, non-life-threatening injuries as far as we know right now."
Brown said it was unclear how the argument started. The gunmen drove off, eluding the traffic and public safety plan that Chicago police officers set up at the park, Brown said.
No one is in custody.
Four women and two men were wounded in the shooting, police said.
- Woman, 29, shot in the abdomen and taken to Jackson Park Hospital in serious condition
- Woman, 37, shot twice in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition
- Woman, 22, shot in the knee and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition.
- Woman, 30, shot in the leg and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition
- Man, 21, suffered a graze wound to the head and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition
- Man, 29, shot in the leg and taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.
Roughly an hour later, a 27-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were also shot in Jackson Park in the 6500 block of South Promontory Drive, police said. The woman suffered one gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to Jackson Park Hospital where she was listed in good condition.
The man was shot in the torso and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where his condition was unknown.
The Jackson Park shootings came roughly six hours after one person was killed and four others were wounded in a shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.