WGN-At least one of the five people who were wounded in a drive-by shooting outside Dunbar High School on the South Side Friday night remained hospitalized this morning, Chicago police said.
Authorities have said the shooting was gang-related and that they don’t believe any of the victims attended Dunbar.
The gunshots rang out from a passing sport-utility vehicle about 8 p.m. as a high school basketball game was underway at the gym in Dunbar, 3000 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
“These people drove up and fired into the crowd,” Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis said Friday night news conference. Officials declined to describe the vehicle they were searching for, or the assailants.
“We’ve got some positive leads,” Weis said. No one had been arrested as of this morning.
Witnesses on the scene described a gory scene, with victims of the shooting on the ground bleeding, some near the school, others at a nearby bus stop. A sixth person, a girl, was injured in a fall during the melee and was taken to a hospital to be looked at.
“The people who got shot, they were just lying on the ground,” said Tierra Buile, 16, a Dunbar sophomore, who saw two male victims shot in their legs in front of the school.
The shooting victims, all males, were believed to be in stable condition, authorities said.
Three were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago Comer’s Children’s Hospital and Stroger Hospital, said Eve Rodriguez, a Fire Department spokeswoman. Two others were taken in fair-to-serious condition to Mercy Hospital.
Late Friday, police said Stoger Hospital doctors were treating a 15-year-old youth in serious but stable condition with multiple gunshot wounds.
This morning, at least one of the victims remained hospitalized while the rest had been treated and released, according to police.
“We do not believe that any of the victims were students at the school,” said Monique Bond, a police spokeswoman.
One Dunbar student described a frightening scene outside her Bridgeport neighborhood school as she saw a silver truck pull up to a bus stop at 29th Street and King Drive.
Shaneisha Turman, 15, a freshman at Dunbar, said she was standing in the doorway of the gym when she saw the occupants of the truck pretend to shoot and then “they really started shooting.”
She said she saw two people fall wounded.
People were shouting, “They’re shooting!” Turman said. “It was a lot of people shouting and running.”
Jason Moore, 18, said the game against Hope College Prep High School was tied in double overtime when shots were heard outside. School officials immediately canceled the game.
“We heard the bullets,” Moore, who graduated from Dunbar last year, said. “We heard the shots.”
Investigators are reviewing footage from the school’s surveillance system, said Chicago Public School security head Andres Durbak.
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