One man shot, second man injured during large brawl in Elgin
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A man was wounded in a shooting during a fight early Friday in northwest suburban Elgin.
Officers were called about a “disturbance” in the 0-100 block of North Grove Avenue about 2:45 a.m., according to a statement from Elgin police. They arrived and dispersed a large group of people.
A short time later, police were called about shots fired and multiple people fighting in the 400 block of Ann Street, police said. Officers arrived to find several of the same people they had seen at the earlier disturbance on Grove, and shell casings from weapons of two different calibers.
A 27-year-old man who had suffered a non-life-threatening injury to his head in the fight was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin, police said.
As officers attended to the injured man, they saw a vehicle drive away from the scene, hitting several parked vehicles in the process, according to police. Officers pursued the vehicle to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where the driver and passenger were taken into custody.
The passenger, a 21-year-old man, had suffered gunshot wounds to his stomach and arm, and was taken into the hospital for treatment, police said. His injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.
The driver, a 23-year-old man, was detained for questioning.
The incident remains under investigation, and anyone with information about the shooting should call the Elgin Police Major Investigations Division at (847) 289-2600. Anonymous tips can also be called in to (847) 695-4195 or texted to 847411 with “ELGINPD” at the beginning of the message.