Nighttime shootings in Chicago kill 5 people, including a minor


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Chicago police said Wednesday that overnight shootings across the city killed at least five people, including a 15-year-old girl, and injured five others, local media reported, as the minor was found dead with another man in Roseland.

The two were found in the 200 block of West 109th Place in West Roseland, according to local authorities. The male was 24 years old.

Both were shot several times while inside a car, police said.

Police said that in a separate incident on a CTA bus, a knife-wielding man was shot and killed in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood while the deceased, 53, waved a knife at another person.

The shooter fled the scene and authorities declared the person dead.

Authorities also said two other 22-year-old women were shot to death in the 5000 block of West Gladys Avenue, adding that a white car approached the two women standing on the sidewalk and someone opened fire.

Both were taken to the hospital in critical condition but died from their injuries. According ABCChicagoNo one was arrested and the police have launched an investigation.

In the West Pullman neighborhood, a 25-year-old man was also fatally shot in the 600 block of West 117th Street, police said.

The victim was in the 600 block of West 117th Street around 12:19 am. when he told police that an unknown suspect shot him and fled on foot.

The shooting comes just a day after three people were shot, including a suspect involved in a robbery, during a gun violence incident in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood on Monday night.

The suspect was just a 16-year-old boy who tried to rob two people, ages 34 and 50, around 10:02 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Roosevelt Road, he reported. ABC7Chicago.

According to local officials, there was also another person who was involved in the shooting with the child, however, that armed individual fled the scene.

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