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article imageEight wounded in Chicago drive-by shooting

By Larry Clifton     Aug 24, 2012 in Crime
Chicago - A drive-by shooting, reportedly between gang members, has left eight people wounded in a Chicago neighborhood. Police suspect gang violence, but an investigation is still underway.
Six victims were admitted to hospitals including one who is reported to be in critical condition.
Police officers close to the scene shootings when the gunfire erupted on Thursday said they heard shots, saw a car with two people race away from the scene, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday, according to a upi.com report.
Police say some of the gang members who are shot have refused to cooperate with a police investigation.
A vehicle that was seen racing from the shooting was found abandoned near a motel. The car was riddled with bullet holes and the roof was blood stained, indicating someone had returned fire, striking at least one of the shooters.
Police learned the shooters may have been staying at a motel and a tactical team was dispatched, according to the Tribune. Police found the room unoccupied but recovered several hand guns.
Police believe at least three people were involved in the shooting and that at least one of them maybe have been shot.
The Murder rate has sky-rocketed 38-percent in Chicago during 2012. Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago earlier this year.
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