2 mass shootings in Chicago leave 2 dead, at least 17 injured: authorities

Eleven people were shot, one fatally, in gunfire in a neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago late Sunday, Chicago Tribune reported on Monday.

The shooting happened around 10:55 p.m. when three men emerged from an alley and fired shots into a crowd of people standing outside. A woman who suffered at least one gunshot wound to the chest was taken to hospital and was pronounced dead, Chicago police said in a media notification.

No motive for the shooting had been released as of early Monday. No arrests had been made and no description of the gunmen had been provided, local media reported.

The shooting was the second of two mass shooting attacks that happened Sunday. At 8:45 p.m., six people were shot in South Shore on the South Side of Chicago. Between the two mass shootings, there had been at least 17 people shot, two fatally, one from each scene. A police spokeswoman would not say whether there was any connection between the two shootings or if they were unrelated.

According to Chicago Tribune statistics, by June 12, 294 people had been killed in Chicago this year, 21 more than in 2020.

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