Two people were killed and at least four were wounded, including a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, in a shooting early Monday in Washington Park on the South Side.
The shooting brings to at least five the number of children shot in Chicago since late Sunday afternoon.
The Washington Park attack happened around the same time that a 6-year-old girl and a woman were shot in West Pullman, and about four hours after an 11-year-old boy and a man were shot in Brainerd on the South Side.
Late Sunday afternoon, a 5-year-old girl was shot in the leg, also in West Pullman.
The Washington Park shooting happened around 1:05 a.m. in the 6100 block of South Wabash when a car drove by a group of people and someone inside began firing, according to Chicago police.
Victor Bernard Jones, a 21-year-old resident of Coralville, Iowa, suffered two gunshot wounds to the head and was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
Another man, 26-year-old Mychire P.J. White, suffered a gunshot wound to the torso and was pronounced dead at the same hospital, authorities said.
The 12-year-old was struck in the buttocks and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said. The 13-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the hand and was taken to the hospital and stabilized, police said.
A woman, 29, was struck in the elbow and taken to the hospital in good condition, police said. The sixth victim, a 34-year-old woman, suffered two graze wounds and was released on the scene in good condition, police said.
There was no one in custody, according to police.