MASS SHOOTING: 63rd St and Western Ave, Artesian Ave Area in Chicago

ELEVEN CONFIRMED SHOT

Eleven people were struck, two fatally, late Sunday night in a mass shooting in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, officials said (Mugo Odigwe/CBS Chicago update). YouTube Tips ⓘ

63rd St and Artesian Avenue Chicago (Google Street View image captured August 2019 ©2021)
63rd St and Artesian Avenue Chicago (Google Street View image captured August 2019 ©2021).

Police and firefighter/paramedics from Chicago responded about 10:55 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2021 to a report of a shooting at 63rd Street and Western Avenue in Chicago. The first shots were heard about 10:52 p.m.

UPDATE: At least one woman confirmed dead — shot in the chest and died at the scene. A 15 year-old boy was also shot. Chicago Fire Department paramedics were already in the area for a personal injury crash and called out an alert for help from police when shot were fired — possibly aimed at the paramedics or the victims the paramedics were treating at the crash. Updated victim list (GSW list/no names) listed below.

The first crews on arrival found six to eight people shot near 63rd Street and Artesian Avenue, just to the west of Western Avenue. Chicago Fire Department Battalion 6 was initially in command of the scene.




An EMS Plan 1 was requested by about 11:00 p.m.

An EMS Plan 2 was requested on orders of 4-4-12 by 11:01 p.m. A total of about 10 ambulances were dispatched with the EMS Plan 2.

Most of the victims were on Artesian Avenue north of 63rd Street lying on the side of the street between the alley and the street. Several victims were transported with life-threatening injuries to area hospitals. CPR was administered to at least one of the shooting victims.

A pregnant female was also reported shot.

Eight people were confirmed shot by 11:25 p.m. Additional shooting victims may have walked in to hospitals on their own or with the help of friends.

Offenders shot into the crowd and ran eastbound from Artesian Avenue toward Western Avenue. An AK-47 type weapon or rifle may have been used in Sunday night’s shooting.

The shooting is near the neighborhoods of Chicago Lawn, Gages Park, West Englewood and West Lawn. Shooting victims were located in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, which is also known as the Marquette Park area — named after the large park in the neighborhood.




UPDATED VICTIM LIST …

Male, 35, struck in the leg and transported to Stroger Hospital, good condition.

Female, 57, struck in the shoulder and transported to Stroger Hospital, good condition.

Female, 23, struck in the hip and transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, fair condition.

Male, 27, unknown gunshot wound, transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, condition unknown.

Female, 38, struck in the arm and leg, transported to University of Chicago Hospital, fair condition.

Female, 21, graze wound to the head, self-transported to Holy Cross Hospital, fair condition.

Male, 42, struck in the leg, self-transported to Holy Cross Hospital, fair condition.

Male, 29, gunshot wound to the leg, self-transported to Holy Cross Hospital, serious condition.

Male, 21, struck in the leg, transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, fair condition.

Male, 34, struck several times in the torso and leg, transported to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Christ Medical Center, serious condition.

Female, age unknown, struck in the chest, pronounced dead at University of Chicago Hospital.




DEVELOPING …

The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.

63rd Street and Artesian Avenue Traffic View (Map data ©2021 Google)
63rd Street and Artesian Avenue Traffic View (Map data ©2021 Google).




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