Chicago shooting during conflict leaves 2 dead, 3 injured

CHICAGO (AP) — A person opened fire during a verbal argument early Friday in downtown Chicago, killing two men and injuring three others, police said.

The five people who were shot were leaving a business around 1:45 a.m. when the person they were arguing with opened fire with a handgun, police said in a statement.

Two men in their 20s were pronounced dead at a hospital, police said, and two other men were injured along with a fifth person. According to the latest information, the injured were in good condition.

No one in custody, police said, and details of the suspected shooter were not immediately released. The scene of the shooting was near a Chicago fire station, according to media reports.

The shooting comes amid a spike in deadly violence in Chicago in recent years, and follows other downtown shootings earlier this year, including one that left two dead and seven injured outside a restaurant in fast food and a fatal shooting in Millennium Park that killed a teenager.

So far this year, however, the number of homicides in Chicago is down from the same time in 2021, police say.

The Associated Press


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