Two separate mass shootings in less than two hours in Chicago have left 2 women dead and at least 15 others injured, the Daily Mail Reports.
In the first shooting, a woman was killed while four men and a 15-year-old teenager were wounded when a black SUV drove by and shots were fired in the South Shore area just before 9pm on Sunday.
The second shooting took place at about 10.50pm when three men came out of an alleyway and started firing shots at another group, hitting at least 10 in Marquette Park.
One woman was shot in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead by police.
Of the group that included six men and four women, three people transported themselves from the site and eight others were taken to hospital, fire officials said.
A vehicle collision, that is believed by authorities to be related, was also reported nearby in which 2 people were injured. It still is not immediately clear how the shooting and the crash may be related. Authorities also did not immediately say what may have led up to the shooting.
No suspects or arrests were immediately announced in either shooting, and no link between the two shootings has been reported. Currently the victims of the first shooting are being treated at the University of Chicago, Jackson Park, and Northwestern hospitals.
These events are evident of the general spike in crime around the country, particularly in Chicago. Sixty-three of the 66 largest police jurisdictions, according to a report produced by the Major Cities Chiefs Association, saw increases this year in one or more of the standard violent crime areas i.e. homicide, rape, robbery, and assault.
Shootings in Chicago are up this year according to the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Tribune homicide tracker. There have been 1,402 shootings reported, a 15% increase over last year, and over 1,715 people have been shot which is about an 18% increase compared to last year.