CHICAGO – Five people were shot as spectators left a crowded high school basketball game Friday in what police called a possibly gang-related attack that sent panicked students running into a snowy street on the city’s South Side.
Five males – three in serious condition and two in critical – were taken from Paul Laurence Dunbar Vocational Career Academy about 8 p.m., said Chicago Fire Department spokeswoman Eve Rodriguez. Hospital spokespeople said later that at least three were expected to be treated and released.
“It was crazy. It was like killers on the loose,” said Joshua Glaze, 15, a freshman at the school.
The game was in overtime and some students began to leave the building, Glaze said.
A vehicle then drove up and a person or people inside started shooting into the crowd, according to Chicago police.
No suspect had been identified or arrested.
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