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5 wounded in Chatham mass shooting

The group was standing outside about 9 p.m. in the 800 block of East 79th Street when someone opened fire before fleeing the scene.

Chicago police work the scene where multiple people were shot in the 7900 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, in the Chatham neighborhood, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
Chicago police work the scene where multiple people were shot in the 7900 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, in the Chatham neighborhood, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Five people were wounded in a mass shooting Friday night in Chatham on the South Side.

A group was standing outside about 9 p.m. in the 800 block of East 79th Street when someone opened fire before fleeing the scene, Chicago police said.

A man and woman were shot and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. The male, 39 was in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his arm, and the woman, 36, with a gunshot wound to her thigh, was stabilized.

A 50-year-old woman was shot in the arm while a man, also 50, was struck in the ankle, police said. Another man, 43, was shot in the shoulder. They were stabilized and taken to the same hospital.

Police reported no arrests.

Chicago police work the scene where multiple people were shot in the 7900 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, in the Chatham neighborhood, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
Chicago police work the scene where multiple people were shot in the 7900 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, in the Chatham neighborhood, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times