At least five wounded in Gresham shooting — second mass shooting of the day in ChicagoSun-Times Wireon July 14, 2021 at 6:33 pm

At least five people were wounded in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in Gresham on the South Side, hours after five people were shot on the West Side.

The group was on a sidewalk near 79th and Justine streets when a car pulled out of an alley and three gunmen got out shortly after noon, Chicago police spokeswoman Michelle Tannehill said.

The trio opened fire, striking four men and a woman who was grazed in the face, Tannehill said.

Two of the victims were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, and two others were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said. They were all in serious-to-critical condition.

A fifth wounded adult refused medical treatment, he said.

No additional information was available.

Earlier Wednesday, four women and a man were shot as they stood in the in the 4600 block of West Monroe Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. The victims, all between ages 18 and 34, were listed in good condition.

At least 27 mass shootings have occurred in Chicago so far this year, according to Sun-Times records.

The largest mass shooting this year, and among the largest is recent memory, wounded 15 people, two fatally, during a party in the Park Manor neighborhood. A fight broke out between several people attending the party March 14 in the 6700 block of South South Chicago Avenue when gunfire erupted, police said then. Fifteen people were struck, ranging in age from 20 to 44 years old.

In July 2020, 15 people were shot outside a Gresham funeral home, but none of the victims died.

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