October 3, 2023

At least one person dead, many injured in two mass shootings in Chicago and Austin


At least one person has died and more than 20 others have been wounded in two mass shootings in Chicago, Illinois, and Austin, Texas, on Saturday morning, officials said.

Chicago mass shooting:

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that at least 10 people were shot at Frances Cocktail Lounge on the South Side of Chicago on Saturday morning.

Police said just after 2 a.m., two males approached a group standing on the sidewalk in the 7500 block of South Prairie Avenue in Chatham on the South Side of Chicago and opened fire.

Police added that a 29-year-old woman who was struck in the leg and abdomen and transported to the University of Chicago Medical center was pronounced dead there.

Another 30-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the right ankle while a 32-year-old man was struck in the hand and leg, police said. Both men were taken to the same hospital in fair condition.

In addition, a 46-year-old man was struck in the buttocks and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition while a 26-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, police added. He was also taken to the same hospital in fair condition.

Another 34-year-old woman was taken to Jackson Park Hospital in good condition after she was shot in the left arm and shoulder.

There were also two 23-year-old men and another 27-year-old man who were shot and taken to the hospital.

Austin mass shooting:

In downtown Austin, at least 12 people were also injured following a shooting at a restaurant, officials said on Twitter.

The Austin County EMS (ATCEMS) said two people were transported to a local trauma center with critical, life-threatening injuries. ATCEMS added that two others were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

“Active Attack response to 400 E 6th St (01:25) Multiple patients with reports of at least 1 patient CPR in progress. Avoid the area! More information to follow,” ATCEMS tweeted.

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