Shooting Near United Center Injures Five Teens After Rod Wave Concert
Five teens were taken to the hospital after shots were fired on the Near West Side of the city. Right after midnight, after a show, there was a shooting near the United Center.
According to Noel Brennan of CBS 2, the show by Rod Wave had just ended at the United Center. At 12:15 a.m., the five victims were walking on the sidewalk in the 2000 block of West Monroe Street when shots were fired from a white sedan.
5 teens shot while walking near Chicago’s United Center:
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) November 23, 2023
Police say that all five of the victims were taken to hospitals in the area by the Chicago Fire Department. A 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the left leg was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital. He is in good health.
The two 18-year-olds who were taken to Stroger Hospital were both in good health. One had a cut on their left arm, and the other had been shot in the leg.
Two 16-year-old boys were also taken to Stroger Hospital. One had a gunshot wound to the right arm, and the other had a gunshot wound to the right leg.
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Markers in the street show that more than one round was fired, and some of them even went through the window of a taxi. The taxi driver said, “Three or four shots on my car.”
The driver wasn’t hurt, but they stayed at the spot while the police looked into what happened. It’s not clear if the teens were leaving the show on Wednesday night. Police in Chicago say that officers are looking into it and that no one has been arrested yet.