What's Going On in Chicago? 23 Shot in Overnight Shooting Spree

Two people have died and at least 21 others have been injured following a spate of shootings across Chicago on Monday (June 24).

Among those injured are an 11-year-old boy, who was shot while walking to a store on the South Side, and a 13-year-old boy, who was hit by a stray bullet in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

A 46-year-old who was sitting in a vehicle in the West Pullman neighborhood was shot dead just after 3 p.m, after a female passenger got into an argument with an unidentified third person, reports CBS Chicago.

The victim, identified as Derrick D. Golden by the Chicago Sun Times, was reportedly shot five to seven times in the chest in the 13300 block of South Prairie. The female passenger was not injured in the attack.

A 19-year-old man was killed following a mass shooting in West Pullman in which three people were injured, including the 13-year-old boy. An 18-year-old woman, who had been shot in the foot and thigh, and a 16-year-old boy, who was shot in the foot, were also taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 19-year-old is believed to have been one of the gunmen involved in the shooting, although it is not known who fired back and killed him.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the mass shooting in West Pullman occurred around five minutes before another mass shooting occured on the South Side.

Six people were injured after a gunman opened fire in the Bronzeville neighborhood for unknown reasons at around 10:40 p.m.

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Chicago Police guard evidence near a murder scene in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on July 27, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Two people have been killed and nearly two dozen injured in a spate of shootings which began on the evening of June 25 and ended after midnight. Scott Olson/Getty Images

Police said a 15-year-old boy was hit in the ankle during the shooting. Five other men aged 27, 24, 22, 20 and 19, were also shot and taken to nearby hospitals with non-serious injuries.

No one has been arrested in connection with the shootings, and at least two of the victims are not co-operating with police, reports CBS Chicago.

The first shooting reportedly occurred just after 12:20 a.m. when a 22-year-old man was critically wounded after being shot in the chest in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Elsewhere, an 18-year-old man was injured following a drive-by in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. One man has also been arrested after a 25-year-old male was shot inside his home at the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

The victim, who has not been named, took himself to St. Bernard Hospital, where he remains in serious condition, police said.

Although Chicago has long had a reputation for violent crime, official figures show the number of killings and shootings in the city fell in May 2018, for the 14th consecutive month.

Chicago has also seen a 16 percent yearly fall in the number of murders, from 771 in 2016 to 650 in 2017.

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