China News Agency, San Francisco, May 20 (Xinhua) — U.S. media reported on the 20th local time that a shooting occurred in downtown Chicago on the evening of the 19th, killing two people and injuring seven others.
The gunman was immediately apprehended by police.
According to the Associated Press, Chicago police said on the 20th that a shooting occurred outside a fast food restaurant in downtown Chicago at about 22:40 on the 19th.
The fast food restaurant is located just a few blocks from Chicago's famous "Magnificent Mile" shopping street.
CNN quoted Chicago Police Chief David Brown as saying that officers patrolling the area before the incident saw an altercation between the two groups.
As police tried to enter the crowd, a gunman opened fire before fleeing the scene with his accomplices.
The gunman was caught by police at a train platform.
Police recovered a weapon at the scene, and according to Brown, investigators are looking for a person who may have handed the weapon to the shooter before the shooting.
CBS reported that a 31-year-old man and a 30-year-old man died in hospital that night.
Of the seven injured, one was seriously injured and the rest were in stable condition.
Five people were killed and 28 injured in 28 shootings in the Chicago area over the weekend, according to Chicago police.
On the evening of the 14th, a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed by a 17-year-old boy in Millennium Park in the city center.
Chicago officials later issued new regulations that prohibit children under the age of 18 from entering Millennium Park without an adult after 6 p.m. every Thursday to Sunday.
According to CNN, Chicago has the highest number of murders recorded each year of any city in the United States.
In 2021, the city recorded more than 800 homicides, a 25-year high.