7 wounded in shooting near Douglas Park playground

A group was gathered in the West Side park when someone opened fire from a black Camaro, police said.

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Police investigate shooting in Douglas park

Police investigate the scene where several people were shot in the 2900 block of West Roosevelt Road, Aug. 4, 2019, in Douglas Park.

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Seven people were wounded in a shooting Sunday as they gathered in Douglas Park on the West Side.

About 1:20 a.m., they were standing in the park in the 2900 block of West Roosevelt Road when someone opened fire from a black Camaro, Chicago police said.

Police investigate the scene where seven people where shot in Douglas Park in Lawndale.

Chicago Police investigate the scene where seven people were shot, Sunday morning, in the 2900 block of West Roosevelt Road, in Douglas Park near a playground.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A 21-year-old man was hit in the groin and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said. A woman, 25, was struck in the arm, leg and taken to the same hospital where her condition was stabilized

Another woman, 22, was also hit and taken to Mount Sinai, police said. Her condition was stabilized.

A 20-year-old man and a woman, 19, were taken to Stroger Hospital, police said. The man was hit in the right side of the body and the woman was struck in the leg. Their conditions were stabilized.

Two men, 23 and 21, took themselves to Mount Sinai with gunshot wounds, police said.

Seven people were shot in Douglas Park

Chicago Police investigate the scene where seven people were shot, Sunday morning, in the 2900 block of West Roosevelt Road, in Douglas Park near a playground.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

People were seen walking in the park just past the perimeter of the crime scene tape with their phone lights activated looking for things they left behind as they ran from the bullets.

No arrests have been reported. Area Central detectives are investigating.

A couple of hours later, a separate shooting left two wounded a few blocks away.

A similar incident occurred in Sept. 2013 when 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, were wounded in a shooting at Cornell Square Park near 51st and Wood streets in Back of the Yards on the South Side.

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