CHICAGO, IL – In the aftermath of a music concert at the United Center, five Arizona teenagers were hospitalized following a shooting incident on the Near West Side of Chicago, according to the local police. The unfortunate event occurred shortly after midnight when the victims were walking along the sidewalk on West Monroe Street. Reportedly, shots were fired from a passing vehicle, according to law enforcement authorities.
The wounded individuals were promptly taken to nearby medical facilities by the Chicago Fire Department. The victims included a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his left leg, who was admitted to Lurie Children’s Hospital in stable condition.
Two 18-year-olds were transported to Stroger Hospital, one with a graze wound on his left arm and the other with a bullet wound in the right leg. They were reported to be in good health. Additionally, two other teenagers, aged 16 years old and sporting gunshot wounds to the right arm and leg respectively, were also listed in good condition at Stroger Hospital.
Scene investigators found several evidence markers indicating multiple rounds had been fired, with some bullets even penetrating the windshield of a taxi on the scene. Coincidentally, the cab driver remained unharmed and waited on scene during the investigation.
Although it remains unclear if the teenagers were exiting the concert venue at the time of the incident, local police are conducting an investigation. As of the reporting time, no arrests have been made in connection to the shooting.