'Historic gang conflict': 1 dead, 4 wounded in South Side Chicago mass shooting
CHICAGO - A mass shooting Tuesday afternoon on Chicago’s South Side left one person dead and four others wounded.
Gunfire erupted around 4:30 p.m. near West 48th Street and South Ada Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. A group was standing outside when they were approached by the gunmen in a stolen red Mazda, police said. Occupants inside the vehicle opened fire.
The Chicago Police Department says five people were struck by gunfire. Eduardo Jimenez was shot in the left side of the body and head and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the left shoulder, arm, face and ankle and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said.
Another man, 18, was shot in the right hip and left knee and taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition, officials said.
A second 18-year-old man was shot in the right leg and taken to the University of Chicago in good condition, authorities said.
A second 16-year-old boy was grazed in the right ankle but refused medical attention, police said.
Police say officers immediately tried performing life-saving measures on the wounded, but that they were met by a hostile crowd of community members and gang members who were "actively fighting the police." Two people are in custody for fighting with officers.
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The shooting suspects left the scene and crashed a few blocks northwest in the 4500 block of South Marshfield Avenue, police said.
Inside the vehicle were two weapons, police said. A third weapon was recovered at the scene at 48th and Ada streets.
"There's a historic gang conflict between two rival gangs here. We don't believe the community is being targeted," said Chicago Police Commander Don Jerome.
No offenders are in custody, as police are searching for the occupants of the crashed vehicle.
Police are also reviewing video of the shooting, and are seeking the community's help in bringing justice to the victims.
No officers were injured in the incident.
Shortly after the shooting, there were several shots fired in the area, but it was unclear if the incidents were connected.
Children were seen playing near an open fire hydrant about a half block from where the shooting occurred.
Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.