Nearly a half dozen people have been transported to local hospitals in Chicago's Austin Neighborhood after an armed man opened fire into a crowd of innocent people.
Police say at least five individuals suffer from severe gunshot wounds in what they're calling a “mass shooting”.
Those who are confirmed to have suffered gunshots are three females and two males. The identities of the victims are yet to be released.
Local media is saying each of the victims were targeted at random in what appears to be some sort of domestic terrorism from a demented individual who did have personal ties to those shot.
Police have opened a manhunt to search for the gunman and several nearby neighborhoods have been shut down. Law enforcement says the shooter fled on foot after firing into the crowd.
Since January 1, 2017, there have been more than 300 shooting deaths and more than 1,400 shooting victims in Chicago.