At least eight people have been shot across Chicago since Friday night, including a man injured by a security guard in a shootout at Millennium Park.
The 22-year-old was attempting to enter the park around 7:20 p.m. in the first block of East Monroe Street but refused to submit to a metal detector wand check at an entry point, a Chicago police said.
The man then jumped a fence to enter the park. As security approached, he pulled out a gun and fired, police said. An off-duty Cook County sheriff’s officer, who worked as a security guard, fired back.
The man was shot but was able to flee on foot to the Riverwalk. He was arrested and taken into custody in the 300 block of East Riverwalk, police said, and then taken to a nearby hospital. His injuries were not considered life threatening.
On Saturday morning, two men were injured in a shooting in south Chicago.
Three men were in a car on the 8500 block of South Commercial Avenue around 5:20 a.m. when a dark-colored SUV pulled up next to them and someone inside opened fire, said the police.
A 25-year-old man was shot in the lip and right arm and was in serious condition, officials said. Another man, 24, was scratched on the left side of his face and his condition has stabilized.
A third man in the car, 36, suffered a hand laceration and was in good condition. Police said he was not shot during the incident.
At least four other people have been injured in citywide shootings since 5 p.m. Friday.
Last weekend, five people were killed and 29 others injured in shootings across the city.