The attack took place at the time of the recent surge in urban violence
Police said on Tuesday that seven people were injured near Chicago, reflecting that this was one of the most violent years in the city in recent memory.
Police said that at 11:10 on Monday night, in the Englewood district in the south of the city, the seven victims were involved in street fighting during the shooting. A 39-year-old woman was hospitalized with serious gunshot wounds to the abdomen and arm.
The police said that the five men were in stable condition and were hospitalized, and the other was in good condition. He himself entered a hospital on the outskirts of Harvey and suffered gunshot wounds in his leg.
As of Tuesday, no one has been arrested and detectives are investigating the incident.
The shootings came at a time when there was a recent surge in violence in the city. A single shooting in Chicago on Sunday killed 7 people and injured at least 10 others.
Last week, a 13-year-old boy, Adam Toledo, was shot dead while trying to escape from the police with a gun in his hand. Toledo died at the location on March 29 and the authorities recovered a pistol. Mayor Lori Lightfoot instructed the police to capture people who provided guns to minors.
The Justice Department reported last week that as of the end of March, there were 131 homicides in Chicago, compared with 98 in the same period last year. There have been more than 700 shootings, at least 200 more than the shooting in the first three months of 2020.
These totals and weekend murders put the city on track, dwarfing the 759 murders in 2020, which is the second deadliest year in the past 20 years.