One dead and nine injured in two shootings in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago on Wednesday evening, according to ABC7 Chicago.
The deceased was a 14-year-old male who was shot in the head died at Stroger Hospital, according to Chicago police.
Another 16-year-old boy was shot in the head and is currently in critical condition at Mt. Sinai Hospital along with three other adult males involved in the shooting who are in stable condition.
Chicago police said that five people, including two teens, were wounded near W. 13th St. and S. Christiana Ave. around 6:05 p.m, according to ABC7. The victims were between the ages of 14 and 22.
Five minutes later five more individuals were shot a few blocks away near W. Douglas Blvd. and S. Ridgeway Ave. The second shooting included three teenage victims aged 15, 14, and 17, all male and all taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in good condition.
Additionally, an 18-year-old male shot in the upper body is in critical condition and a 22-year-old male was shot in the right thigh and taken to Mt. Sinai in good condition.
The two shootings were connected, according to a statement by police cited by ABC7. However, there were no further details offered about what prompted the shooting spree or details on who the suspects in the case are, though there were no suspects in custody at the time of their report.
Chicago police did, however, say that they’re depending on the community to help them fill in the gaps, saying that they have a lot of work ahead of them to sort out what happened on Wednesday.
“This is becoming an effort where we’re going to need a all-hands-on-deck approach,” said Chicago Police Deputy Chief Ernest Cato. “And that approach is going to involve our community. Our community getting involved and saying what’s going on. Our community who has cell phone pictures, who has Facebook information. We’re gonna need your help.”