CHICAGO — Five people were shot, one fatally, early Wednesday in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.
According to Chicago police, a group was gathering in the 5600 block of South Ada Street Tuesday for what neighbors said was a Fourth of July block party.
Police said shots were fired around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday and five people were struck.
According to police, a 35-year-old man was shot in the chest and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. A 21-year-old man was beaten and sustained injuries to his head. He remains in critical condition, following an update from Chicago police.
Additionally, police said, a 23-year-old man was struck in the abdomen and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
A 27-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital in stable condition.
A 21-year-old woman was struck in the leg and taken to the hospital where she was stabilized.
A 29-year-old man was stuck in the foot and leg and taken to the hospital where he was stabilized.
Parts of Ada Street and 56th Street were closed for several hours Wednesday morning as police investigated
Residents tell WGN News about 100 people were in attendance of the block party celebrating the holiday. The gathering began around 8 p.m.
Those who were still celebrating at the time of the shooting fled the area. Debris and belongings were left behind.
No one is in custody.
Police are investigating. Anyone with any information is asked to contact detectives.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Chicago police said in an update Wednesday afternoon that a second person that died was still in critical condition at Stroger and has not been pronounced dead.