Early on February 3rd, a drive-by shooting outside of a bar in Chicago’s South Side killed at least two victims. Five other individuals were wounded during the chaos that occurred around 2 A.M.
Witnesses confirmed that the shooter was inside of a silver Ford vehicle. The incident occurred directly after a fight had occurred inside the Reynold’s Lounge. A large group of patrons had decided to gather around outside, and it appears the shooter targeted them.
Police confirmed that three women and four men were shot by the unidentified gunman. Two of the male victims, aged 39 and 36, were in critical condition. They were both promptly transported University of Chicago Medical Center, but they were declared dead a short time later. A third male victim remains in the hospital in critical condition, and the other three victims are all listed in “good” condition. The final victim, a woman, was only grazed by a bullet, so she declined to be taken to the hospital.
None of the victims have been publicly identified yet. Witnesses told police that they aren’t sure whether the victims were involved in the bar fight or not. Bystanders reported hearing at least 20 to 30 shots before seeing the perpetrator speed away in his vehicle.
Chicago officials do not have any primary suspects at this time, and no one is in custody for the horrific shooting. They are asking anyone with information pertaining to this crime to reach out to their department.