Chicago police made no arrests in the early Sunday morning shooting that left one dead and five others wounded near the intersection of Ferdinand and Lavergne.
The 12:33 a.m. shooting that occurred at 523 N. Lavergne left 17-year-old Donald Williams, of the 3000 block of West Dickens, dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Williams was shot in the back and transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he later died at around 1 a.m., a spokesperson said.
According to police, an unknown person approached on foot and opened fire on the group before fleeing also on foot. Police spokesperson Jose Estrada said a motive is still unclear but it appears two of the shooting victims, including Williams, allegedly had gang ties.
Also injured in the shooting were two 19-year-old females, one of which was shot in her left arm and the other shot in the left leg, as well as a 22-year-old female shot in the back and two 17-year-olds both shot in the buttocks.
Five of the victims were transported by Chicago Fire Department to area hospitals. One the victims transported herself to West Suburban Hospital.