About 60 Shots Fired Outside Chicago Pizzeria, Injuring 7 Men

A mass shooting outside of a pizzeria in South Chicago over the weekend injured seven adults, with two remaining in critical condition, according to law enforcement.

At 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, a car pulled up outside of a Little Caesars where a group of people were standing when gunshots started to ring out. Besides the two victims who are in critical condition, five are initially reported to be in good condition according to Chicago police.

Surveillance video showed someone inside of the vehicle talking with the group before "almost immediately" opening fire on them. It's uncertain if there was an argument before the shooting or if it was targeted, said Chicago Police Department Superintendent David O. Brown during a Sunday press conference.

The shooting was just one of several over the weekend that happened in the city. At least 26 people were wounded and two people were killed in shootings following a similar trend to last weekend where 20 people were shot with one fatality, according to WLS-TV.

Police don't know if more than one gunman was involved, but at least 60 shell casings were found at the scene, according to the Chicago-Sun Times. There was not an exchange of gunfire either police said, who are still waiting to talk to the victims. Authorities are also looking over security footage in the area and are talking to witnesses who may have seen or heard what happened before the incident.

"One shooting is one too many," Brown said. "...Whether it was a targeted shooting or an altercation, it's unacceptable, and we are going to put all of our efforts forward to solve this shooting and bring those to justice that were involved."

A 31-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. Another 34-year-old male was struck in the chest and was taken to the same hospital, also reported to be in critical condition, the Chicago Police Department told Newsweek in an email.

A man, 51, was shot in the hip and taken to Northwestern University Medical Center in good condition while the other four victims, who are also in good condition, suffered gunshot wounds to the leg, police said. Two men, 63 and 36, were taken to Stroger and Northwestern University hospitals, while the other two men, 59 and 62, were transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Police have not released any information about the suspects or the vehicle involved, and no arrests have been made so far.

Update 3/14/22, 10:18 a.m. ET: This article was updated with additional information.

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At least seven people were injured in a mass shooting outside of a shopping center in Chicago on Sunday, March 13. Matt Rourke/AP Photo