Two Chicago police officers were shot dead and injured early Monday as they attempted to disperse the crowd following an Independence Day rally on July 4, officials said.
A shooting at about 1:45 am on the west side of the city occurred within an hour after two people were killed and four were injured in a drive-by shooting at Washington Park on the south side of the city.
According to police, one was hit in the leg and the other in the thigh in a shooting that injured a police officer. They were taken to the hospital and their injuries were not life-threatening, police said.
According to police statements, they responded to several large groups in the city, leading to multiple arrests.
“Tonight, a lot of people gathered, festive fireworks were launched, and it was spontaneous,” said police police officer David Brown. “They were spreading the crowd when they heard the shot and felt pain.”
It wasn’t immediately clear if the police were targeted or if they were shot randomly.
Chicago has many Mass shooting In recent weeks, he has expressed widespread concern about the surge in gun violence in the United States.statistics Released last week So far this year, there have been fewer murders than at the same time a year ago, but more shootings in the city, according to Chicago police.
Police said two men were killed in a statement in a shooting in Washington Park. According to police, the 12-year-old girl was in crisis, the 13-year-old boy was in stable condition, and the woman was in good condition. Another woman was treated for two scratches on site.
No one was immediately detained in either shooting.