Chicago shooting today: 5 shots, including speculation, in Fulton River District near Milwaukee Avenue between Des Plaines, Grand

CHICAGO (WLS) – A shooting left five people injured, including one of the suspected shooters, in the Fulton River District area west of downtown Chicago Wednesday afternoon.

Chicago police said the shooting began shortly before 5 p.m. in the 800-block North Milwaukee, near the intersection of Halsted, Milwaukee and Grand.

Police said witnesses told them they saw at least two cars speeding along the road, shooting at both of them. Witnesses saw a car gunman shoot out a window.

“I looked in the rearview mirror and I could see these guys staggering towards us and I was like, We’re busy. We’re on our way right now,” said witness Steven Niewiedzial.

There were five people all wounded by gunfire, innocent children standing and one man suspected of being a shooter.

“The next thing you know is three cars coming towards us going to the other side of the car, shooting,” Niewiedzial said. “They were shooting at the boy in the first car. They were shooting at him. He had bullet holes in his car and he had two flat wheels and he was just going, you could see him scratching and going. And they were rolling out the windows and shooting.”

A 29-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in the back. A 25-year-old man has been shot in the buttocks, and is in good condition. A 27-year-old man has been shot in the arm and is in good condition. A 30-year-old woman has been shot in the leg and is in good condition. A 48-year-old man has been shot in the leg and is in stable condition.

One of the victims was shot while riding a Divvy bike near Kinzie and Milwaukee.

All five were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment, with the exception of a 27-year-old man who was taken to Stroger Hospital.

Currently no one is in custody. Third place detectives are investigating.

Police have refused to answer any questions related to the shooting saying they are still questioning witnesses and trying to create as much video as possible as they can find all the culprits.

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