Third Mass Shooting in Two Weeks Leaves 4 Wounded, 4 Dead in Chicago

Four people were killed and four others wounded in a mass shooting in Chicago on Tuesday morning, police said.

According to Chicago Police, an argument erupted in a home in the Englewood neighborhood of the city where multiple people were gathered. Police said shots were fired around 5:40 a.m. local time.

Multiple people had suffered gunshot wounds when police arrived at the South Side home in the 6200 block of South Morgan St. Four of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Police said that the situation is currently under investigation, and no one has been arrested in connection with the shooting. The motive, as well as who fired the shots, is unknown, police said.

Four people, whose names were not released, were wounded and taken to local hospitals to be treated.

A 41-year-old man was shot in the back of the head and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. His condition is unknown. A 25-year-old man was also taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in unknown condition with a gunshot wound to the back of the head, police said.

A woman, age unknown, sustained unspecified gunshot wounds and is in critical condition at the University of Chicago Hospital. A 23-year-old man who was shot in the back went to St. Bernard Hospital, and he was later transported to the University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition, according to police.

A 2-year-old girl was taken to a nearby hospital with no reported injuries out of an abundance of caution, police said.

Chicago Police at Mass Shooting
Police investigate the scene of a shooting in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on July 21, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. A mass shooting in Chicago left four dead and four wounded on Tuesday morning. Scott Olson/Getty Images

Police are still waiting on information on the four people who were killed, but they do not believe any juveniles were shot. Three women and one man are of the deceased, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said in a news conference.

Brown said a witness heard gunshots in the area around 2 a.m. and called the police hours before the shooting. The police responded again to the area around 5:45 a.m. Police are waiting to speak to the surviving victims, who are being treated at the hospital, to learn more about the shooting.

"All we know about this residence is there have been several calls there for disturbances," Brown said. "Overall, the block where this residence is located is fairly quiet."

A high-capacity magazine was found at the home, according to police.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot addressed the Englewood shooting at an unrelated press conference on Tuesday. Lightfoot blamed illegal guns for the event and said the White House reached out to her to offer support following the shooting.

"We must acknowledge this for what it is—a tragedy that's ripped apart families and inflicted intense trauma on several individuals," Lightfoot said. "It tells us that we still have much work to do in our mission to end gun violence here in Chicago."

The shooting in Englewood is the third mass shooting in Chicago in two weeks.

On Saturday, two men walked up to a crowd gathered on a sidewalk in the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago and began shooting. Ten people were wounded in the shooting. The ages of the victims ranged from 23 to 46, ABC News reported. All but one of the victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Kimfier Miles, 29, was fatally shot in the abdomen and knee in the business district shooting on Saturday. She was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner, according to ABC News.

A shooting at a graduation party on June 6 left eight people wounded in the Burnside neighborhood, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Newsweek will update this story when new information becomes available regarding the identities of the victims and the circumstances leading up to the shooting.