CHICAGO (CBS) — A total of 10 people were wounded in two mass shootings that happened three blocks and five minutes apart in Lawndale Wednesday evening.
Chicago Police Area Four Deputy Chief Ernest Cato said the first shooting happened 13th Street and Christiana Avenue shortly after 6 p.m. Five people were shot, he said.
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SWAT team officers were spotted at the scene not far from Douglas Park. Police did not immediately release details on the victims.
The second shooting happened five minutes later at Douglas Boulevard and Ridgeway Avenue. Five more people were shot there, Cato said.
A sport-utility vehicle was left flipped over in the middle of the street in the aftermath.
Police said in that incident at 6:11 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot in the right leg, a 17-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to the back, a 14-year-old boy was shot in the right arm, and a 22-year-old man was shot in the right thigh. Those four victims were all reported in good condition – the first two were taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, the other two to Mount Sinai Hospital.
The fifth victim, an 18-year-old man, was shot in the upper body and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
“This is becoming an effort where we’re going to need an all-hands-on-deck approach, and that approach is going to involve our community,” Cato said.
Police late Wednesday were investigating whether the two shootings were related.