Hours after Chicago police discuss violent downtown crime, 4 people shot on loop – NBC Chicago

Early Tuesday, just hours after Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown spoke about the recent violence in downtown Chicago, four people were shot in the Loop, including one who was crossing the street at the time. the.

In the 400 block of S. Wells, Chicago police say shortly after 1:30 a.m. this morning, three people were sitting inside a blue Dodge Durango at a red light when two unknown men fired from the curb.

A 26-year-old woman, who was crossing the street at the time, was also hit in the leg by the gunfire. The woman was taken to Stroger Hospital and was last listed in fair condition.

Police say inside the vehicle, a 38-year-old man inside the vehicle was shot in the back, a 28-year-old woman was shot in the leg and a 31-year-old man the man was also shot in the leg.

All three victims were taken to Stroger Hospital. Both males were last listed in critical condition and the female was last listed in fair condition.

On Tuesday morning, police blocked the intersection of Wells and Ida B. Wells, and some CTA buses are hit as authorities inspect the scene.

There is no one in custody and detectives from area three are investigating.

The shooting comes just a day after Chicago police said more officers would be deployed downtown due to an increase in violent crime in the city.

In 2022, there were 64 aggregate assaults in the loop alone. In 2015, there were only 46.

On Monday, a downtown carjacking in broad daylight led to a chaotic scene and a lockdown on the Northwestern campus in Chicago. And over the weekend, more than two dozen people were shot, including a teenager fatally in the Streeterville neighborhood, and two innocent bystanders who were injured in a robbery in the Theater District.

David H. Henry