A 25-year-old woman in Chicago was killed in a shooting that left six others wounded, after an argument broke out early Sunday at a gathering to honor the life of a man killed in a car crash four years ago, according to police and local reports.
The deadly shooting happened around 1 a.m. in the 4800 block of West Iowa Street in the city’s West Side neighborhood of Austin, the Chicago Police Department said.
Responding officers arrived at the scene and found the 25-year-old woman lying on the ground unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds. She was rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Police said the shots were fired into a crowd of people who were celebrating the life of a man who died in a traffic crash four years ago, FOX32 Chicago reported.
There was a verbal altercation before multiple offenders began shooting, Deputy Chief Adnardo Gutierrez told reporters at the scene.
Two other gunshot victims were a 17-year-old female and a 27-year-old male, who were both shot in the leg, police said. A 28-year-old man was also shot in the leg and hospitalized.
Two 29-year-old men were also wounded in the shooting, with one suffering a gunshot wound to his chest and arm.
The sixth wounded victim, a 28-year-old woman, suffered a gunshot to an ear, police said.
None of the victim’s names were immediately released.
No suspects were in custody as of Sunday morning.
Police said no additional details were available at this time, as the investigation continues.