At the least two folks have been shot in separate incidents within the Loop as revelers stuffed Chicago’s downtown space to have a good time Mexico’s Independence Day. At occasions, members of the gang overwhelmed Chicago police, threw bottles and different objects at officers, and even tried to drag some cops from their patrol automobiles.
Movies uploaded to the Citizen App confirmed folks climbing on high of a CTA bus to wave Mexican flags. A sports activities automotive caught on hearth exterior the Roosevelt Crimson Line station whereas different souped-up autos spun donuts in downtown intersections.
Each of the shootings occurred round 1:10 a.m. Saturday, in keeping with Chicago police.
A 32-year-old man who bought out of a pickup truck to combat somebody within the 100 block of South Wacker was shot within the again when somebody opened hearth from a pink sedan, police stated. The injured man returned to the truck, which drove away and stopped within the 300 block of West Monroe.
Police found shell casings on the Wacker and Monroe crime scenes. There have been two bullet holes within the man’s truck. In keeping with police, he was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good situation.
At across the identical time, a bunch of individuals attacked and beat a person as he walked alongside Wacker Drive close to State Avenue, in keeping with police. One of many assailants fired photographs, putting the 27-year-old man within the head. Police stated he was in good situation at Northwestern.
No arrests have been made in reference to both capturing.
There have been arrests for different issues, however the actual quantity is unclear, and no less than one officer sustained an eye fixed damage. Officers declared no less than two “10-1” police emergencies, and a few officers radioed that the gang was attempting to drag them from their squad automobiles.
This story is growing, and CWBChicago will publish updates as they change into obtainable.
To date this 12 months, 32 folks have been shot within the Loop. That compares to 25 at this level final 12 months; 12 as of this date in 2020; and 4 in 2019.