Ten people were gunned down, two of them fatally, in a mass shooting outside a McDonald’s in Chicago, according to authorities.
Officers with Chicago Police Department on Thursday responded to reports of gunfire on the Near North Side, just blocks away from the Magnificent Mile. When they arrived on the scene around 10:45 p.m., they discovered 10 gunshot victims, all of who were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
As of Friday morning, two people had succumbed to their injuries. Another one of the victims remained in “grave” condition while the others were either in serious or critical condition, Chief Juan Hernandez, a spokesperson with the fire department, told the Chicago Tribune.
Police said a suspect was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered near the McDonald’s, which is also just blocks away from Loyola’s Water Tower campus. No one involved in the deadly incident has been identified.
The shooting, which also unfolded near the Chicago Avenue subway station, snarled subway service overnight, but authorities said it was slowly starting to return to normal early Friday.
The late-night gunfire sent both commuters and community residents fleeing from the area. Deonna Jackson told ABC 7 she was out shopping when the chaos kicked off.
“We walked across the street to the store and next thing we know, people started shooting and everybody just got hit,” Jackson said. “My first instinct was just run because I have been hit before.”