Chicago Mass Shooting Leaves Six Wounded

Several people have been injured during a shooting in Chicago on Wednesday night.

According to Chicago Police, there are at least six victims following the shooting on the 8500 Block of South Parnell at around 11:30 p.m. on August 19.

Police said a group of people were gathered outside when they were fired upon shot by an unknown individual or individuals, possibly from a vehicle.

A 37-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the head and is currently in a critical condition at University of Chicago. A 29-year-old man is also in a critical condition after being shot in the neck and back. He was transported to University of Chicago.

The other victims sustained less serious injuries as a result of the shooting.

A 28-year-old man was shot in the arm and is at St. Bernard for treatment for his non-life threatening injuries. A 21-year-old man also suffered a gunshot wound to the back and is in fair condition at University of Chicago.

Elsewhere, a 29-year-old was shot in the leg and a 17-year-old male suffered a graze wound to the head. Both are being treated at University of Chicago.

Police said no one has been arrested in connection with the shooting and that the 28 and 37-year-old victims are known to police.

There were at least at least nine other shooting incidents which occurred on Wednesday in Chicago, a city which recently recorded its most violent month for gun crime in nearly 30 years.

According to data compiled by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago had 105 murders in July, more than double the 44 recorded in July 2019. There were also 584 shooting victims, around 250 more than what reported in July 2019.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was recently criticized for suggesting that the rise in the city's gun crime was partially due to firearms coming in from other states.

"We can't stop things that happen outside of our borders," Lightfoott told MSNBC's Morning Joe. "Sixty percent of the illegal guns that come into Chicago every year are from out of state—from Indiana, from Mississippi, from other states that have lax gun laws.

"When my people can go over the border to Indiana and buy military-grade weapons and bring them back in any quantities that they want, as long as their money is right, that's a problem. That's a problem that we need federal leadership on," Lightfoot added.

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves condemned the remarks as "pathetic."

"The Chicago mayor says Mississippians are to blame for the out-of-control violence plaguing her city," Reeves tweeted. "It's a pathetic excuse for the failure of left-wing experiments in undermining police and letting criminals run free."

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Chicago Police officers investigate the scene of a shooting in Chicago on July 21, 2020. At least six people have been injured during a shooting in Chicago on Wednesday night. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/Getty
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