At least three people have died during a shooting outside the Jefferson Park bar in Chicago on early Sunday morning. At least 29 people also sustained injuries due to the incident.
It all started when a fight broke out in the 5300 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. A group was reportedly walking in the area when they suddenly got into a fight with several other men. As this happened, another person came out of a bar nearby, Zachary’s For Cocktails, and started firing shots.
Shooting outside the bar leaves three men injured.
According to a report from ABC 7 Chicago, Chicago police responded to the scene at around 4 AM. When they arrived, they found a 30-year-old male who had been shot in the chest. There was also a 50-year-old man who was suffering from a gunshot wound in the back. Both victims were rushed to the Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. They are both in stable condition. Meanwhile, a 51-year-old man also suffered a gunshot wound in the left thigh. Paramedics rushed him to Illinois Masonic Medical Center. His condition is also listed as stable.
As of the moment, Chicago police do not have anyone in custody with regard to the shooting that left Jefferson Park residents on edge. “This is very unusual. I have lived in Jefferson Park 61 years and I have never, ever experienced anything like this,” resident Neal Gironda who lives behind the bar told WGN9. “I’m just a bit concerned it might be people I know, it might be actual friends of mine.”
Shootings were rampant in a single weekend.
Meanwhile, the shooting outside the Jefferson Park bar was not the only reported shooting in the area. In fact, three have died during separate shooting incidents over the weekend. One died during a gang shooting incident at the 4900 block of West Hubbard on Saturday. A drive-by shooting also resulted in three men getting shot in south Austin near Parkside and Washington. At the same time, a bullet had grazed a nine-year-old boy in the head on Saturday night on west 69th street near Campbell.
All in all, as many as 29 people sustained gunshot wounds in a single weekend.