Eight People Shot in Chicago's South Side at Gathering, Over 150 Shootings in the City This Month

Eight people were shot on Chicago's south side on Friday morning, one fatally, bringing the total number of shootings in the city in the past month to more than 150.

According to a police report provided to Newsweek via email, the incident occurred at about 12:08 a.m. local time on Friday when a group gathered in the city's Wrightwood neighborhood near the 2500 block of W. 79th St.

According to the report, two males opened fire on the group inside.

"A 26-year-old man was pronounced [dead] on scene with a gunshot wound to the head," the Chicago Police Department wrote in the report emailed to Newsweek.

Two of the other seven injured during the shooting were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, including a 22-year-old male in "fair condition" with a gunshot wound to the left knee and a 28-year-old male, also in "fair condition" after suffering a gunshot wound to the left leg.

According to the police report, two other victims were taken to "unknown hospitals," including a 28-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman in "serious condition" after suffering gunshot wounds to the abdomen.

The report includes three updates detailing three other shooting victims. The sixth victim, whose age was not listed, suffered a gunshot wound to the body and self-transported to Roseland Hospital but will be transferred to Advocate.

"A seventh victim, a 32-year-old man, self-transported to Little Company of Mary and will be transferred to Christ Hospital [Advocate] with a gunshot wound to the back," the report said. "An eighth victim, a 27-year-old man, was transported to Christ Hospital [Advocate] in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head."

According to the report, several weapons were recovered by police, but there is no one in custody. Chicago Police Department Area One Detectives are continuing the investigation.

The shooting is one of the more than 150 in Chicago this month. According to Chicago Police Department CompStat crime data, provided to Newsweek, there have been at least 153 reported shooting incidents in the city since the start of March.

Data shows that during the week of March 1 to March 7 there were 45 reported shootings; from March 8 to March 14, there were 62 reported shootings; and from March 15 to March 21, there were 46.

According to the most recent report, ending on March 21, there have been at least 200 reported shootings over the last 28 days and at least 506 since the start of 2021.

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Chicago police stand guard as demonstrators protest outside the department's 7th District station on August 11, 2020. Scott Olson/Getty