Chicago shooting leaves 3 dead, 2 injured in street drifting show
No arrests have been made, but two of the dead victims were reportedly tied to a gang.
Chicago police confirmed five people were shot and three of them have died after a caravan of vehicles involving about 100 cars entered the intersection of the Brighton Park neighborhood at about 4 am on Sunday.
A street drifting gathering was taking place when the shooting happened, where around 13 shots were fired - leaving four male victims who rushed to the nearest Holy Cross and Mount Sinai hospitals.
The motive behind how the shooting started at the gathering is not known, and the incident is still being investigated.
Two of the three fatal victims were 20 years old and were reportedly connected to a gang, according to police, adding that the age of the third victim is still unknown.
The men aged 21 and 19 who survived the shooting are currently in serious condition but are expected to recover.
No guns were located at the scene, and police stated that they looking into bringing in "one or two people" for questioning and "not necessarily" the current victims in the hospital. So far, no arrests have been made.
The US continues to struggle with violent crime and mass shootings due to its loose gun laws and supremacist grounds for such violence.
Firearm sales soared to record levels between 2020 and 2021, matching up to the increase in victims and shootings the country is grappling with today. There are over 45,000 deaths from gun violence each year in the United States.
Chicago even witnessed a series of shootings this past year, such as one that left six killed and 24 injured in a July 4 parade mass shooting in Illinois and another leaving two dead and 7 wounded in a shooting in Chicago's downtown in May.