6 people including 2 children were injured in a shooting at a baby shower on South Side, Chicago on Saturday Morning.
Police & detectives are responding to a multiple person shooting at 6300 BLK of S. Seeley where at least five or more people were wounded. Details to follow as we work to gather facts. If you were in that area, please send information anonymously to https://t.co/g9Q1Srtgmc pic.twitter.com/biDk2ZO8ZJ
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) April 6, 2019
The incident occurred at around 11:00 a.m when two gunmen in dark clothing entered a baby shower at 6300 BLK of S. Seeley and opened fired. In the shooting, 6 people were injured including a 10-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy along with a 23-year-old man and a 28-year-old man.
Both the men were taken to the Holy Cross Hospital and police have reported that their condition is now stabilized. The 28-year-old man was later transferred to the Mount Sinai Hospital.
A 29-year-old woman and 42-year-old man were also shot. They were taken to the Christ Medical Center. Their status is unknown at the moment.
Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi made a statement on the twitter saying, “Prayers are with the victims from this despicable shooting.” “Cooperation has been very limited with detectives and based on victim profiles,” However, “we suspect this could have been a possible retaliatory shooting from an earlier incident that stemmed from an ongoing gang conflict in that neighborhood,” Officer Guglielmi added.
Prayers are with the victims from this despicable shooting. While info & cooperation are very limited, detectives have been working around the clock on this & we suspect a possible motive is retaliation from an earlier incident. Send anonymous info to https://t.co/g9Q1Srtgmc pic.twitter.com/Ce6uxqqZob
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) April 7, 2019
After shooting at the venue both the gunman fled on foot.
Chicago PD has not made any more information available to the public.
This is a developing story and will be updated.